Gyakie beats Angelique Kidjo, others to win Best West African Artiste at Headies 2022

BY: Edith Mensah

GHANAIAN singer, Jackline Acheampong known in the entertainment industry as Gyakie has beaten the five-time Grammy Award winning Beninese Singer Angelique Kidjo and others to win Best West African Artiste at Nigeria’s Headies Awards.

Other established acts in the Best West African Artiste category included KiDi(Ghana), Amaarae(Ghana), Aya Nakamura (Mali) and Nelson Freitas(Cape Verde).

Gyakie in a tweet thanked her fans for supporting her to attain such feat.

She wrote "From Ghana to Naija, thanks for blessing the hardworking and big love to the fans."


Gyakie’s good tidings in 2021

Since her entrance into the music world, Gyakie has continually put out hits after smashes, which has fans humming her melodies.

She has been on a winning streak ever since the release of her debut SEED EP, and her expanding influence on the African music industry has been massively impressive.

Hit songs she has to her credit includes Forever, My Mind Dey For You, Something, Flames, Need Me

The song bird has also garnered international collaborations with seasoned acts including Nigeria’s Davido,  Omah Lay, Chika, Bisa KDei among others.

The 15th Headies Awards was held on September 4, 2022 at the COBB Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Some of the winners at the event are Best Male Artiste—Burna Boy, Digital Artiste of the Year—Davido, Humanitarian Award of the Year–Davido, Headies’ Viewer’s Choice-Arya Starr (Bloody Samaritan), Best Afrobeat Single-Fireboy DML (Peru)Hall of Fame-Angelique Kidjo and International Artiste Special Recognition-Akon & Wycle Jean