Mohammed Ismail Sheriff popularly known in the showbiz industry as Black Sherif has bagged his first ever BET nomination in the Best International Flow category at the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards.
Black Sherif gained mainstream acclaim with his street anthem “Second Sermon” released in July 2021 and since then, his catchy hooks and choruses have garnered him over 100 million streams on Audiomack, while his music tops charts and is played everywhere from influencer videos on social media to NBA All-Star games.
The BET Awards, established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African American entertainers, created the Best International Act category in 2010 to celebrate Black entertainers outside the United States. The category was split in 2011 as Best International Act: Africa and Best International Act: Europe but merged again in 2018 as Best International Act.
This year’s ceremony is slated to take place on September 30 and Black Sherif will compete against eight other rappers for the award. Two of his competitors are Africans, Blxckie from South Africa and Nadia Nakai from Zimbabwe.
Black Sherif now joins the likes of Kojo Antwi, D-Black, Sarkodie, R2Bees, Stonebwoy, MzVee and Kwesi Arthur who all got BET nominations at different times in their career.