I actually asked myself what was the fuss about one young Ghanaian singer called ‘Gyakie’ when I saw her trending on social media platform ‘Twitter’. She had a new song, so I listened but wasn’t impressed. As a matter of fact, I didn’t like her voice; it sounded so unrefined and elderly. So what has this young lady buzzing? I asked myself again and again.
Then, I found out that her dad was legendary Highlife singer Nana Acheampong. But, was that enough to cause such an elongated buzz on social media and even traditional media? Maybe for a minute, but not for that long. So, I decided to take a closer look.
After pondering and analysing what I saw as an exaggerated music wannabe, it finally hit me. This lady reminded me of two people who also started with that kind of low tone voice with a drag as if they were falling asleep: Rihanna and the late Ebony Reigns.
Then, I began to look at her closely, and I realized that she is indeed beautiful and attractive; and has the youth already calling her name. Her eyes like those of Highlifer Akosua Adjapong, and her laid back attitude is sexy and her youthfulness glows all around her saying to the next critic ‘i will get better and better with time’.
Personally, I believe with all the aforementioned factors and the fact that Gyakie keeps her clothes on and still looks sexy, she is likely to become the next biggest female music sensation Ghana has ever seen; since the late Ebony Reigns. No wonder in her first professional appearance as a musician, she won the ‘Emerging Woman of the Year’ and was also nominated as the ‘Breakthrough Act of the Year’ and ‘EP of the Year’ for her work on the ‘Seed EP’ at the 2021 3Music Awards in Ghana. Including, 3 nominations at the biggest annual music awards in Ghana ‘Vodafone Ghana Music Awards’, which were ‘Best Afrobeats/ Afropop Song of the Year’ for her hit single ‘Forever’, ‘Best New Artiste of the Year’, and ‘EP of the Year’ for her ‘Seed EP’.
My final thoughts, I think ‘Gyakie’ is not walking in the shadow of any Ghanaian female musician or even her father’s, she is a slow fun loving panda who will soon be discovered as the ultimate ‘Dragon Worrior’.
By Jerry Wonder