Black Sherif, Mabel Trend With New Single ‘Zero’

BY Nii Ogbamey Tetteh February 11, 2024 2:29 PM EDT
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After releasing his first recording for 2024 barely a month ago, Black Sherif has returned with another sonorous rendition featuring English-Swedish singer-songwriter Mabel.

They call the new Afrosound Zero, singing about ignoring drama from people and healing from trauma. The low-tempo composition, with some hip-hop effects, arrived on February 8, 2024. It is trending on streaming platforms and is likely to catch up with more fans in the weeks ahead.

The collaboration is one of a kind, as it is the first time Black Sherif is collaborating with a female artiste. Both singers are excited about the single, which comes with an official video with about 16,000 views at the moment.

Zero was first premiered on BBC Radio 1 in London. Black Sherif describes the song as an “art” made with Mabel in their “most vulnerable state.”

Reviews about the melody have been positive so far. MTV Music UK, reposted the official video of the song, saying: “Zero drama is the motto we’re taking into 2024.”

The song comes as a follow-up to Black Sherif’s January 9th single, which was released about a month ago to commemorate his 22nd birthday. The song had a good reception and made its debut on the billboard Afrobeats Chart, weeks after it was released.

Perhaps the latest collaboration with Mabel would also climb the chart in many countries as a lot more fans continue to stream and enjoy the deep lyrics it comes with.

As an artiste, Mabel, born Mabel Alabama-Pearl Mcvey, has been on the music scene for years. She announced her presence with the single Finders Keepers in 2017 which made a good No. 8 impression on the UK Singles Chart that year.

Her debut album, High Expectations followed in 2019, before she announced other singles like Don’t Call Me Up, Mad Love, Boyfriends, and others. She won the Brit Award for British Female Solo Artist in 2020.

She has other recognitions including BBC Radio1 Teen Awards, MTV Brand New Artiste Award in 2018 and an Urban Music Award for Best Music Video in 2020. In 2022, she announced her second album titled About Last Night.