Black Sherif’s ‘Kwaku The Traveller’ chronicles the woes of greener pastures
This is apparent in the opening lines of the song where the 20-year-old admits that he is not without blemishes and prone to mistakes.
“Kweku Killer don’t lie when I say I did it, I did it
“Big stacks big cash my way but still I fumble it,” he sings on the 3-minute tune.
Considering the gravity of some of these moves Blacko makes during this ordeal and the criticisms thereof, he is asking who is without sin to cast the first stone, like Jesus asked the Pharisees who accused a woman of sexual infidelity in John 8:7.
“Of course I f#*ked up, who never fucked up hands in the air, no hands?”
But on this journey, narrated on the hip-hop instrumental, it is easy to feel home-sickness.
“It’s been far away chasing gwallala,
“I’ll be back again bro ‘meka menan’, I swear on my life,
“I can’t wait on my life, I can’t wait to be back, I know you miss me I know”
During the 3 Music Awards on Saturday where he swept 4 awards, he had already hinted at the release of the song today.
It is a heartfelt project which resonates with many Ghanaians seeking greener pastures.
But he keeps going “more like a rolling stone” and is poised tokeep the pace.
The Konongo born musician is signed to Road Boys Association (RBA) and the song was produced by Joker Nharnah.
Social media is already awash with reactions to the project which has received 20k views barely an hour after its release.
Source: Kenneth Awotwe Darko