Jackline Acheampong (born 16 December 1998) popularly known as Gyakie is a Ghanaian Afrobeat/Afro-fusion singer and songwriter. In 2019, Gyakie released her first single titled; “Love is Pretty” which paved way for another single, “Never Like This.” In August 2020, the “Forever” song from her five-track EP, titled “Seed” was her claim to fame enjoying airplay and leading charts in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria.
Early Life and Career
Gyakie was raised in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. She was born into a family of musicians and by age eight, she had started joining her father in the studio. She was also influenced by Asa and Ghanaian musician Omar Sterling of R2Bees.
Gyakie completed T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School, Kumasi and is now an undergraduate student of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, She is studying International business.
Gyakie released her first single; “Love is Pretty” in February 2019 and preceded to release, “Never Like This.” She released a five-track EP, titled Seed in August 2020. The “Forever” track on the Seed EP enjoyed airplay in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria. It topped music charts such as Billboard’s Top Triller Global and Shazams Top 200 charts. Gyakie released a remix of “Forever” with Nigerian singer Omah Lay in March 2021.
She has signed an international record deal with Sony Music Entertainment, RCA Records UK, and Sony Music Africa.
Gyakie’s father is Nana Acheampong.
As of 2021, Gyakie is not yet married and is currently single.
Gyakie’s net worth as of 2021 is estimated at around $350, 000 (net worth estimated in 2021).