Gyakie, the young and talented Ghanaian songbird, has reached an incredible milestone on the music streaming platform Spotify. As of April 2023, Gyakie has surpassed 1 million monthly listeners on the platform, cementing her status as one of the most listened-to African artists on the global stage.
Born Jacqueline Acheampong, Gyakie rose to fame in 2019 with her debut single, “Love Is Pretty,” which quickly garnered attention and admiration from music lovers in Ghana and beyond. However, it was her 2020 hit single, “Forever,” that truly catapulted her into the spotlight and earned her international recognition.
“Forever” has become a global sensation, with its catchy beat, smooth vocals, and relatable lyrics. The song has been streamed millions of times across various platforms and has even caught the attention of high-profile celebrities like Justin Bieber, who shared a snippet of the song on his Instagram story.
Gyakie’s music has been described as a blend of Afrobeats, R&B, and Highlife, a genre of music that originated in Ghana and has been popularized by artists like Osibisa, E.T. Mensah, and Amakye Dede. Her unique sound and style have set her apart from other artists in the industry, and her popularity continues to grow as she releases more music and connects with fans around the world.
Achieving over 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify is a significant accomplishment for any artist, let alone one who is relatively new to the music scene. Gyakie’s success is a testament to her talent, hard work, and dedication to her craft. It also highlights the increasing interest in African music and the growing global audience for Afrobeats and other African genres.
As Gyakie’s popularity continues to soar, it is clear that she is poised for even greater success in the future. With her unique sound, captivating vocals, and relatable lyrics, she is well on her way to becoming a household name not only in Ghana but around the world. Gyakie’s achievement of 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify is just the beginning, and we can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next.