Music-loving fans have fallen in love with young Ghanaian singer Gyakie especially for her powerful voice and the memories her songs bring those who listen.
Born into a family of musicians and music-makers, Gyakie has held onto the baton and has become the trailblazer of contemporary African music in Ghana, building on the enduring legacy of his father Ernest “Owoahene” Nana Acheampong.
With the release of her maiden EP “Seed, coupled with her hit song “Forever” which has transcended the shores of Ghana, it is fair to say Gyakie is beginning to step into the big shoes of her father.
Combining schooling at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) with a passion for music, Gyakie has proven that she is a strong personality and wants to redefine Ghanaian music, make a huge impression and ultimately builds a long-lasting legacy.
In today’s edition of Celebrities Facts & Life, our attention is on singer Gyakie and we are going to discover some interesting yet captivating facts about who she is.
1, Who Is Gyakie?
Born Jacqueline Achempong on December 16, 1998, Gyakie is a 22-year-old Ghanaian singer and songwriter. Her father is the legendary Ghanaian highlife crooner Nana Acheampong.
Gyakie, born and bred in the Ashanti Region of Ghana at a place called Bompso near Kumasi although she originally hails from Abuakwa also in the same region.
2, Early Life Of Gyakie
Gyakie exhibited her love for music at a very young age and even at 8 she followed her father Nana Acheampong who belonged to the music band, Lumba Brothers at the time to the recording studios and travelled with him to numerous shows.
With her exceptional voice and beauty, Gyakie was a member of her church’s choir and served as the lead vocalist. Although Gyakie had a love for music, she did not see it becoming something she will do for a living. She started making music while in college.
3, What Is The Education Background Of Gyakie
Gyakie had her primary and basic education in Kumasi. She proceeded to the revered T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School (T.I Amass) where she studied Business ad passed her WASSCE with distinction.
Gyakie is currently a student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) where she is studying for a Bachelors Degree in International Business.
4, Music Career Of Gyakie So Far
Gyakie entered mainstream Ghanaian music in 2019 with her single “Love Is Pretty” which did not do as great as she wanted although it received some airplay for weeks. Fast forward, in August 2020, Gyakie released her maiden EP “Seed”.
The “Seed” EP had only five songs. According to her, she was using the EP to test her musical prowess and to get accustomed to different sounds and melodies. That was when Ghanaians started to pay some level of attention to Gyakie and some realizing that she was destined for greatness.
With the power of social media, Gyakie has pushed her music to several audiences and to grow her fanbase. Working with the likes of E.L, Kuvie et al Gyakie in 2020 recruited Bisa Kdei on her single “Sor Mi Mu” which has become a hit since then.
This was followed by songs like “Never Like This” and “Forever” which charted not only in Ghana but also in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and other countries across the continent and the globe. The “Forever” single has also made it on to Shazam’s Top 200 chart and Billboard’s Top Thriller Global chart.
Gyakie has performed at the Rapperholic, Tidal Rave etc. She has also been featured on Red Bull South Africa, Nigeria’s One Tribe Magazine and has been a guest on BBC’s Focus On Africa. Gyakie is currently signed onto Flip The Music Entertainment record label. Sony Music has currently signed her.
Accumulated streams on his EP and other singles on major streaming platforms are in the tens of millions. Gyakie has successfully done a remix of her hit single “Forever” with Nigerian singer Omah Lay and looking forward to breaking into the Nigerian music industry by featuring the likes of Teni, Patoranking, Mayorkun in the future.
5, Discography Of Gyakie
Below are some of the songs Gyakie has made or churned out so far
- The Intro
- The Journey Outro
- This Thing Called Love
- Joy Happiness Intro
- Control feat. Dancegod Lloyd
- Nana Nyame
- Love Is Pretty
- Never Like This
- Sor Mi Mu
- Forever Remix Feat. Omah Lay
6, Personal Life Of Gyakie
Who Is Gyakie’s Boyfriend? Is Gyakie Married?
The answer to this question is Gyakie is not married and does not have a child. Gyakie does not have a boyfriend, as far as the public is concerned. she lives in one of the plush areas in Accra and has a cool car.
Gyakie has said he draws inspiration from R2bees’ Omar Sterling (PaeDae). Actually, she said two of her songs were inspired by listening to him. Gyakie bonds well with her fans and always keeps them posted.
7, Awards & Nominations Of Gyakie
After being nominated for the Unsung Artist category at the 2020 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Gyakie has gained a couple of nominations for this year’s 3 Music Awards.
Meanwhile, she won her first major award at the Muse Africa Awards in 2019 by winning the Alternative Song for the 2nd Quarter category.
8, Net Worth Of Gyakie
Gyakie has an estimated net worth between $150,000 and $350,000 in 2021.
9, Social Media
The social media presence of Gyakie jas grown in leaps and bounds. She is one of the few artists who has capitalized on the power of social media to reach out to many and to market her songs to millions.
Below are the current social media figures of Gyakie across major social media platforms:
- Twitter [@Gyakie_] – 74k followers
- Facebook [@Gyakiemusic] – 38k followers
- Instagram [@gyakie_] – 138k followers