Gyakie - Waka Waka (Live) | Vevo DSCVR

Gyakie - Waka Waka (Live). An exclusive performance for Vevo DSCVR, the channel for the best in new music.

In those innocent months that preceded March of 2020, Jackline Acheampong could be found studying at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. This daughter of an acclaimed highlife singer had decided that, although she loved music, the wisest career choice was to “be a businesswoman and get the bag.” As it so happened for billions around the globe, the next few months changed her short term plans. By summer, she was channeling her pent-up energy back into music, recording an EP under the moniker Gyakie (pronounced “Jackie”). One track in particular stood out: a sticky-sweet vibe called “Forever” that had the soothing and sensual hallmarks many contemporary Afropop hits. “I’m very particular about being a Ghanaian artist,” says the 22-year-old, who has emphasized that she aims to reveal her range across not only Afrobeats, but also R&B, pop, rock, reggae and jazz. So don’t be surprised by the crunchy guitars on “Waka Waka,” or the mid-2000s R&B feel of “Far Away.” After all, Gyakie is a student at heart, and the key to growth - whether in running a business or making music - is curiosity.

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Vevo Executive Producer: Nick Calafato
Vevo Senior Producer: Yomi Ogunsola
Vevo Production Coordinator: Debbie Ijaduola
Vevo Design Lead: Charlee Twigg
Vevo Music & Talent: Carl Young
Vevo Senior Editor Helena Duque
Vevo Post-Production Coordinator: Scott Robson
Director: Jim Wilmot
Director of Photography: Keith Gubbins
Steadicam Operator: Beau Pritchard-James
1st AC / Focus Puller: Jim Mclean
2nd AC / Loader: Philip Chuckwu
Gaffer Yeh Htoo Love
Light Operator: Josh Mansfield
Stills: Amran Abdi
Sound Engineer: Andy Hall
Sound Assist: Alex Lewis
Runner: Dominic Foster

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