Ghanaian Afro-Soul singer Gyakie released a bubbly remix to her chart-topping single ‘Forever’, in collaboration with Nigeria’s award-winning and next rated superstar Omah Lay on 19 March.
Signed to Sony Music Entertainment West Africa, Gyakie stormed the music scene in 2019. ‘Forever’ is off her debut album Seed EP. The track is a success with music fans on the continent, reaching over 11 million cumulative streams across all platforms, Gyakie is currently driving for the top. ‘Forever’ remix featuring Omah Lay indicates the continued consolidation of the Ghana/Nigeria Afrobeats connection which has become a well grounded phenomenon in the music world.
Born Jackline Acheampong, Gyakie a student of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology is the daughter of Ghanaian highlife music legend, Nana Acheampong who was one-half of the Lumba Brothers. She grew up in Kumasi, during a musical era where soul music reigned with artists such as Asa and Efya, Becca and many others.
There is an evidence of heart and raw emotion in her music that captivates listeners. In a social media post to her fans Gyakie announced, “I am so excited to share the Remix to ‘Forever’ which features Nigerian superstar Omah Lay.”
Gyakie’s meteoric rise is accelerated by a salvo of high-impact music and a fast growing catalog of hits such as ‘Love Is Pretty’, ‘Never Like This’ and ‘Sor Mi Wu’ feat ‘Bisa Kdei’, all of which embody deep soul and afro-fusion. Gyakiei combines her skills and versatility in communicating the African sound and using it to shape cultural norms. Her breakthrough project, the Seed has an underlying message of love, positivity and happiness.
With this remix Gyakie continues her valiant strides to further solidify her status as the next takeover star from Africa.