“45” reflects how Sherif expertly blends Afrobeats and Ghanaian drill to create a sound that is slightly more akin to western hip-hop.
Nigeria’s TG Omori, a leading force in the visual landscape of contemporary African pop, directed the video.
The blockbuster video sees a sinister Blacko from a rehab centre, leading a bank heist where his gang held hostages with firearms in hand.
He is accosted in the end by the police, a subsequent explosion of his vehicle and but surprisingly re-emerges from the blazing vehicle.
The confrontational song signifies fortification and perseverance and fulfilling one’s purpose despite adversities.
The video, shot by TG Omori is one of rebellion and strife.
Black Sherif revealed that it took less than three days on set to get the visual shot.
The song was produced by Jae5 and the video premiered on YouTube an hour ago and already has 27,508 views.
Watch the video below.