Gyakie On Artiste Spotlight

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Gyakie is a Ghanaian afrobeat/afro singer born Jackline Acheampong on December 16, 1998. Gyakie released her first single, “Love is Pretty,” in 2019, which paved the way for another single, “Never Like This.” In August 2020, the “Forever” song from her five-track EP titled “Seed” became her claim to fame, receiving airplay and topping charts in Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria. Nana Acheampong is Gyakie’s father’s name.

EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION
Gyakie grew up in Kumasi, Ghana’s Ashanti Region. She attended T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School in Kumasi and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), where she majored in International business.

MUSIC CAREER
Gyakie was born into a musical family and began working in the studio with her father at the age of eight. She was also influenced by Asa and Ghanaian musician Omar Sterling of R2Bees.

Gyakie released her first single, “Love is Pretty,” in February 2019, followed by “Never Like This.” In August 2020, she released Seed, a five-track EP. The Seed EP’s “Forever” song received airplay in Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria. It topped Billboard’s Top Triller Global and Shazam’s Top 200 charts, among others. In March 2021, Gyakie released a remix of “Forever” with Nigerian singer Omah Lay. That same month, she was named emerging woman of the year at the 2021 3Music Women’s Brunch for the 3Music Awards 2021.

She has a record deal with Sony Music Entertainment, RCA Records UK, and Sony Music Africa. Gyakie was named Woman of the Year for the 3Music Awards 2022 during the 3Music Women’s Brunch in March 2022.

MUSIC ACHIEVEMENT
Won

YearCategoryAward
2021Emerging Woman of the Year3Music Awards
2022Woman of the Year3Music Awards
2022International Collaboration of the YearVodafone Ghana Music Awards

Nominations

YearCategoryAward
2021Emerging Woman of the Year3Music Awards 
Breakthrough Act of the Year
EP of the year
Best New ArtistVodafone Ghana Music Awards
Best AfroBeats/AfroPop song of the year
EP of the year
2022Woman of the Year3Music Awards 
Artiste of the Year
Afrobeats/AfroPop Act of the Year
Album or EP of the YearVodafone Ghana Music Awards
International Collaboration of the Year

PERFORMANCE

YearEvent
2021AFRIMA
Live Experience concert
Ghana Music Awards UK
Africa Day Concert
BET Africa Soul Cypher
2022VGMA

DISCOGRAPHY

YearEPProduction
2020SEED EPFlip The Music
Singles
2019Love is Pretty
Never Like This
2020Sor Mi Mu feat Bisa Kdei
Control
Anybody
Nana Nyame
2021Forever Remix feat Omah LaySony Music
Whine
Follow You Fiokee & Chike
Sheege & D Black
Need me
2022SomethingFlip The Music
I love you & Jux

YearMusic Video
2019Never Like This
2020Sor Mi Mu feat Bisa Kdei
Forever
2021Forever Remix feat Omah Lay
2022Something

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