Multiple award winning traditional Ghanaian artiste, Sherifa Gunu is slated to represent Ghana at this year’s African Music festival, Afrofest 2018 in Toronto Canada. Afrofest is the largest free African Music Festival in North America. Afrofest ignites the spirit of African culture in the heart of Toronto, one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. It seeks to share the rich and diverse expressions of African music and culture in an inclusive, vibrant and positive community festival setting. A trait that Sherifa Gunu represents through her unique genre of music. Throughout the years she has stuck to her originality as a trailblazer of traditional african music across Africa and at the world stage at large. Afrofest, presents a diverse audience and a centre stage where geneuine African musical acts is celebrated. The energy that is reminiscent of African music will definitely be felt there, and this will ultimately enhance the understanding and appreciation of the diversity Africa represents.
About Sherifa Sherifa Gunu hails from the Kingdom of Dagbon, in the Northern Region of Ghana, She was born in to a royal family, she started her music and dance career at a tender age. She became the northern Regional dance champion and the first runner up in the 1998 Embassy Pleasure, a popular national dance championship in the 1990s. She later participated in the 2003 Hiplife dance championship with the likes of King Ayisoba and Terry Bonchaka. Sherifa Gunu became the first runner up to Terry Bonchaka in the finals of the championship. In 2017, Sherifa Gunu released a new single titled Salamatu, which is also the title of her new album. She revealed that the reason for the title of the new single is recognized the uniqueness of some African names. Checkout more about her via her social media handle below: Twitter: @Sherifagunu_GH