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Black Sherif’s admirable respect for ‘The Golden City’ – Konongo Zongo

Credit: Black Sherif via Facebook

Black Sherif, a self-described street preacher, honors his heritage on “Konongo Zongo,” reflecting on difficult choices he’s had to make in the past on his way to stardom.

Konongo is about 53 kilometres from Kumasi, the Ashanti capital, as well as a 4-hour drive from the Capital city of Accra.

Konongo is noted for its Gold bar  and Manganese mining but not only is Konong a mineral hub, a small city within the Asante -Akyem District which plays host to a lot of incredibly talented distinguished individuals from various disciplines ranging from arts to sports. Notable amongst them include Ghanaian Highlife Legend, Amakye Dede, Ofori Amponsah, the late Kofi B, and Black Stars player, Sulley Ali Muntari.

‘Konongo Zongo’ is a tribute to what Black Sherif’s life was at Konongo, his hometown. He finally reveals that he neither listens to anybody nor is he open to talking about his predicament.

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The song explores a thriving youth in the underground scene in his hometown who is determined to breakout from the harsh realities of life.

Black Sherif via Facebook

Track 7 on his debut album, ‘The  Villain I Never Was’ embodies the spirit of persistence and perseverance to attain higher laurels in this circus of life with his adept niche of creating a relatable song which cuts across various demographics.

Konongo Zongo is one of the most listened-to songs on the album amassing over a million videos on Tiktok and raving crazy numbers on the digital streaming platforms.

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