VGMA Artiste of the Year, Black Sheirf, has revealed why he featured only Burna Boy on his debut “The Villain I Never Was,” album.
In an interview with CNN’s Larry Madowo, the “Second Sermon” hitmaker revealed that he had planned to include a number of artists on the album but decided against it because he had a lot to say in his project.
“I made so many songs at that time and I felt like, the story I was going to tell I could tell it alone, I had plans of getting features in the album, but getting to like 70% of the album, I felt I could do it solo, because I had a lot to talk about,” he said.
Speaking on the influence of the Nigerian AfroFusion star on the album, Black Sheirf stated that his first interaction with him wasn’t about the music but that Burna Boy rather “appreciated his art and made him feel different about himself”.
Black Sheirf came into the limelight in 2021 with his song “First Sermon,” which he released that May. This was followed up with the “Second Sermon” in July.
His breakthrough came in March 2022 with his hit single “Kwaku the Traveller,” which reached Number 1 on the Ghanaian and Nigerian Apple Music charts.
His debut album “The Villain I Never Was” debuted at number 12 on the Billboard World Albums Chart marking his first debut on the chart.