Gyakie, a Ghanaian Afrobeat singer and composer, has claimed that she originally aspired to be an entrepreneur rather than a musician.
On The Day Show with Berla Mundi, the “Forever” hitmaker explained how her career began after meeting her producer, Sosa, through a friend on the KNUST campus.
“So before I got into the university because that’s where everything started for me. Before I went to KNUST I just wanted to be an entrepreneur, I wanted to be getting money so I studied International Business in KNUST until I met my producer, Sosa on campus through a friend,” Gyakie revealed.
Gyakie goes on to say that immediately after their first encounter, Sosa sent her a beat, which became her debut single on streaming sites. She recognised she had songwriting talent as soon as she started listening to the beat.
“Never Like This,” a song she wrote, was made available on music streaming platforms for the first time.
Since then, the fast-rising singer has launched a string of songs, including “Something” and his most recent single “Rent Free,” which is already creating ripples on social media.
Piesie Esther openly declares love for Sarkodie’s songs
Piesie Esther, a gospel singer, has publicly commended rapper Sarkodie for his distinct style.
She added that she like his tracks because of his extraordinary ability to convey properly the lyrics in his rhymes.
Piesie Esther named Sarkodie’s song “Countryside,” which featured Black Sherif, as one of her favourites.
“What makes me love his [Sarkodie] rap is that you can hear what he is saying… recently, the one that he did with my man [Black Sherif], I love it. I don’t normally listen to those songs, but when they are playing, I listen” she said in an interview on Starr FM on November 24, 2023.
The award-winning gospel artist also expressed a desire to work with Sarkodie in the near future.
Wendy Shay donates educational materials to Weija Presbyterian Primary School
Wendy Asiamah Addo, also known as Wendy Shay, provided teaching and learning materials to students at the Weija Presbyterian Primary and Junior High School in the Greater Accra Region on Monday, November 20, 2023, through her organisation Shay Foundation.
Branded exercise books, newly made school uniforms, detergents, and refreshing drinking water were among the kind donations.
This charitable deed, which honoured International Children’s Day, demonstrates Wendy Shay’s dedication to encouraging student access to critical educational resources.
Speaking to the students and staff of the school, the ‘Bedroom Commando’ crooner said, “Shay Foundation is a nonprofit organisation that is committed to seeing to the welfare of both young and old. The organisation aims to support the educational needs of the community. Our main mission is to provide equitable access to quality education for underserved communities. It’s sad to see people drop out of school because they do not have the proper materials. Education is the key to the future, and we must do everything possible to make sure that every child has access.”
The acclaimed singer welcomed kindred spirits with open arms, pushing them to band together and make a lasting influence on the foundation’s noble cause.
Wendy Shay ensured that, in addition to educational contributions, entertainment had a role in the donation ceremony, exciting students with live performances of some of her favourites.
For the past three years, the Shay Foundation has been pursuing these humanitarian activities with zeal.
Below are extracts from the gift.
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Accepting the award on Sunday, the African legend stated, “This is dedicated to Africa and every artiste coming out of Africa now, the future is bright.”This is only the tip of the iceberg, but you’ll see the entire concept shortly. “I salute you, love.”
Meanwhile, Rema’s Calm Down remix with Selena Gomez was named Top Afrobeats Song.
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