Gyakie beats Angelique Kidjo, Kidi, others to win Best West African Artiste

Ghanaian singer Gyakie has won the award for Best West African Artiste at Nigeria’s 15th Headies Awards. The event organized over the weekend at the COBB Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, USA saw Gyakie beat stiff competition from Angelique Kidjo (Benin), Amaarae (Ghana), KiDi (Ghana), Aya Nakamura (Mali), and Nelson Freitas (Cape Verde) to grab the prestigious award.

Gyakie rose to fame in August 2020 when her “Forever” song from her five-track EP, titled “Seed” lead charts in Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria.

The singer’s popularity soared in Nigeria following the success of the ‘Forever’ remix with Omah Lay.

She has since been on a winning streak and her growing impact on the music scene in Africa is subtle yet impressive as she was recently presented with a double Platinum Certification Plaque for her breakthrough single “Forever” by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA) meaning, over 40,000 units of the single were sold in the South African Market.

She recently released another project dubbed, My Diary EP which has songs such as, ‘Something’ and ‘Flames’ featuring Davido, which are making waves internationally.



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