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There’s no pressure to maintain my father’s legacy – Gyakie talks about her music career

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Daughter of Highlife musician Nana Acheampong,  Gyakie is charting her own music legacy  and doing it without any pressure.

For one who was exposed to music at an early stage, Gyakie is now living her dream of doing music commercially and though the weight of expectations is huge, the singer says she doesn’t feel pressured to keep her father’s legacy alive.

The budding singer in an interview with Graphic Showbiz disclosed that she is positive about carving a name for herself just like her dad did.

“I’m proud of my dad’s exploits but I don’t think I’m competing with him or trying to maintain his legacy. I don’t want to feel that pressure or weight in my young career because I want to progress at my own pace.”

“Besides, my dad has left a legacy. He embarked on a journey and successfully set the pace for others to chart. I am embarking on a journey as well and hopefully, make my own impact so there’s no pressure at all.”

“I know some people have raised the bar high for me because of daddy but I have already set the bar high for myself because of the music I have done and not because of my father,” she told Graphic Showbiz.

Gyakie, who is currently promoting her song titled Forever, describes herself as an Afro-fusion artiste.

She is currently studying International Business at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and even though she is still in school, she pointed out that she has her father’s blessings to pursue her music.

“I have my father’s blessings. He appreciates the path I have chosen and has been my number one motivator encouraging me not to give up. He always tells me that my only language should be winning and that is why even with my busy school schedule, I’m still doing music,” she stated.

Having had her own experience, Gyakie, whose real name is Jacqueline Acheampong, said she had braced herself to overcome the difficulties that limited female acts. According to her, she had observed how many female acts such as Raquel and a host of others have faded out, a common occurrence that she attributed to the low support they got.

In August 2020, Gyakie dropped her debut project, a five-track EP titled Seed and it explores diverse genres to reflect her musical quest of finding and staying true to herself.

Gyakie breaks ground with debut EP ”SEED”, exploring a cocktail of sounds

SOURCE: GRAPHIC SHOWBIZ

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African Legends Night Unveils Music Legends Hall of Fame

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African Legends Night has unveiled its first-ever Music Legends Hall of Fame list to celebrate African music legends as part of celebrations to mark 10 years of African Legends Night.

 

The Legends Hall of Fame is an annual induction list of all legendary musicians who have performed at African Legends Night. Over the ten-year period, African Legends Night has witnessed 20 headliners from a number of African countries such as Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, DR. Congo, Namibia, South Africa among others.

 

The Hall of Fame is also to recognize music legends who have consistently excelled in their endeavor of work in a long period.

 

Commenting on the initiative, Ernest Boateng, CEO of Global Media Alliance said “We recognize the immense contribution of musicians in projecting the face of the African continent positively. Our inductees are musicians who have had an impact in our society hence the Hall of Fame is to celebrate their achievements and major milestones in the course of their music careers.”

 

In no particular order, below are the musicians who made the first-ever Legends Hall of Fame lists:

 

  • Hugh Masekela
  • Daddy Lumba
  • Yvonne Chaka Chaka
  • Kojo Antwi
  • Femi Kuti
  • Amakye Dede
  • Kanda Bongoman
  • Awilo Longomba
  • George Darko
  • Ofie Kodjoe
  • Freddie Meiway
  • Ben Brako
  • Gyedu Blay Ambulley
  • Samini
  • Nana Tuffuor
  • Akosua Agyapong
  • Amandzeba Nat Brew
  • 2Face Idibia
  • Rex Omar
  • Ofori Amponsah

 

The African Legends Night is a premium pan-African concert which recognizes and celebrates living African music legends.

 

African Legends Night this year is sponsored by HD Plus, Ghana Gas, Ghana Tourism Authority, Beyond the Return, Perception Management International and Silverbird Cinemas with media partners – MX24, eTv, Citi FM, YFM, B&FT, Happy FM, Daily Guide, Ghanaweb, AmeyawDebrah, NYDJ Live, Oman FM and Net2 TV.

 

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Fella Makafui accused of using ‘juju’ on Mohammed Kudus; she reacts

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