Jackline Acheampong is a Ghanaian singer, songwriter, and performer who goes by the name of Gyakie. She is a budding musician who also happens to be the daughter of Ghanaian highlife legend Ernest ‘Owoahene’ Nana Acheampong, popularly known as Nana Acheampong, one-half of the famous Lumba Brothers.
|Full Name||Jackline Acheampong|
|Birth Date||Jackie Acheampong ( Gyakie ) was born on December 16|
|Birth Place||Accra, Ghana|
|Occupation||Singer, songwriter, and performer|
|Education||Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) where she studied International Business|
|Father’s Name||Nana Acheampong|
|Songs Released||Forever, Joy & Happiness (Intro), Whine, Vacation, The Journey [Seed EP), Never like this, Sor mi mu ft Bisa Kdei|
|Awards & Recognition||3Music Awards: BREAKTHROUGH ACT OF THE YEAR, EP OF THE YEAR, EMERGING WOMAN OF THE YEAR|
Interview with Okay Africa
- 1 So who is Gyakie?
- 2 What made you decide to become a recording artist?
- 3 When did you figure out that this is the career path you’d want to take in life?
- 4 Do you feel any pressure to fill your father’s shoes in regards to his achievements in music?
- 5 Does his music have any influence on your own sound?
- 6 Tell us about the Seed EP.
- 7 What’s your favorite song on the Seed EP?
- 8 Was the reception of your debut EP what you expected it to be?
- 9 What can we look forward to seeing next from Gyakie?
- 10 Songs
- 11 Jackie Acheampong ( Gyakie ) Photos
So who is Gyakie?
Gyakie is a Ghanaian afro-fusion artiste under the management of FlipTheMusic. She’s currently a student at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology studying international business.
What made you decide to become a recording artist?
I did not make an actual decision to start doing music. It’s something that just happened. Even though growing up music was all around me, I mean my dad is a musician who influenced highlife greatly. As a result of that, music was literally all I could hear and my love for it was very much insatiable. I wanted to be a career woman in an office working internationally, hence me pursuing International Business but at a point music kept on calling one way or the other. I can’t tell what exactly it was but something kept pushing me to just go to the studio to record something that kept playing in my head.
I met this Nigerian producer called Sosa on KNUST campus. He played me a couple of beats and with how interested I was in music and entertainment, I fell in love with this particular beat swiftly. I poured out what kept ringing in my head into the microphone and that’s where the entire journey began.
When did you figure out that this is the career path you’d want to take in life?
I figured out this was going to be my career path after I released my debut song, “Love Is Pretty” and experienced an amazing reception. “Love Is Pretty” is a reggae love song which was released in February 2019. With it being my debut song, I did not expect the numbers I gained after the drop. The feedback from the listeners pushed me to continue recording music.
Do you feel any pressure to fill your father’s shoes in regards to his achievements in music?
There’s no pressure! My dad is legendary, he did his and I’m here to do mine as well.
Does his music have any influence on your own sound?
Yes it has. In the sense that, growing up, I listened to his songs often. His music has influence in my sound. I do afro-fusion and although I have not released any highlife track just yet, I believe I’m capable of doing it and doing it well because I grew up into it. Through my dad, I listened to a lot of legendary talents in Ghana’s history.
Tell us about the Seed EP.
The Seed EP, which happens to be my debut EP, is a versatile project with five songs. It’s an introduction to myself and my sound. Again, it takes the listener on a journey through my experiences in life and music
What’s your favorite song on the Seed EP?
My favorite song on the EP is “Vacation.” “Vacation” is a song that gives you good feels. The lyrical content of the song makes me fall for the tune the more.
Was the reception of your debut EP what you expected it to be?
The reception exceeded my expectations. There was a build up to the release which heightened the anticipation for it, and I believe it was beyond what they expected hence the 300,000 thousand plays in a week makes it evident.
What can we look forward to seeing next from Gyakie?
My management and I are working very hard! There’s a lot in store for the fans. Look forward to mind blowing things.
Gyakie made her first impression on the music scene with single “Love Is Pretty” and has since gone on an impressive run working with big names like E.L, Bisa Kdei and Kuvie, churning out singles: “Control” , “Sor Mi Mu”, recently released “Nana Nyame”, and “Never Like This” – arguably her biggest record yet
Under Flip The Music management, she has been able to release the following beautiful songs:
*Sor Mi Mu ft Bisa Kdei
*Never Like This
Jackie Acheampong ( Gyakie ) Photos
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