Jackline Acheampong, born December 16, 1998, professionally known as Gyakie, is a Ghanaian afrobeat singer. Gyakie debuted in 2019 with the track “Love is Pretty,” which opened the door for the subsequent single “Never Like This.” Her claim to fame in August 2020 was the song “Forever” off her five-song EP, “Seed,” which received radio play and topped the charts in Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria.
|Full Name:||Jackline Acheampong|
|Date of Birth:||December 16, 1998|
|Place of Birth:||Kumasi, Ghana|
|State of Origin:||Kumasi|
|Occupation:||Singer & Songwriter|
Early Life and Education
Gyakie was raised in Kumasi, a city in Ghana’s Ashanti Region. She graduated from T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School in Kumasi and pursued a major in international business at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
Gyakie was raised in a musical family and began working with her father in the recording studio when she was eight years old.
Asa and Ghanaian musician Omar Sterling of R2Bees had an impact on her as well through their music.
In February 2019, Gyakie released “Love is Pretty,” her debut single, followed by “Never Like This.” In August 2020, she released the five-track EP Seed.
On the Seed EP, the song “Forever” received radio in Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria. It topped music charts like the Top 200 Shazam charts and the Top Triller Global charts from Billboard.
In March 2021, Gyakie and Nigerian artist Omah Lay released a remix of “Forever.”
She received the emerging lady of the year award that same month at the 2021 3Music Women’s Brunch for the 3Music Awards.
With Sony Music Entertainment, RCA Records UK, and Sony Music Africa, she has a global record deal.
Gyakie received the Woman of the Year award for the 3Music Awards 2022 in March 2022 at the 3Music Women’s Luncheon.
Gyakie was a featured guest on the Grammys Herbal Tea and White Sofas Interview in June 2022, a new series where performers discuss their essential backstage items.
In July 2022, she released her second EP, titled “MY DAIRY.” Davido, a musician from Nigeria, appears on the EP.
- Love is Pretty
- Never Like This
- Sor Mi Mu feat Bisa Kdei
- Forever Remix feat Omah Lay
- Follow You Fiokee, Chike & Gyakie
Awards and nomination.
- She was nominated as the unsung artist category in VGMA awards in 2020.
- She won the muse Africa alternative song of the second quarter in 2019.
Gyakie is a super talented Nigerian singer and songwriter with an estimated net worth of around $300,000.
- Instagram: @gyakie