I wanted to do ‘selling and buying’ because I love money, Gyakie reveals
She is a good singer and has certainly established herself as one of Ghana’s music exports in the last few years but music was certainly not the path that singer Gyakie had envisioned.
As an Ashanti born with natural leanings towards trading and business, Gyakie just knew doing that was her calling, more so, when she wanted to be wealthy at a young age.
That desire informed her choice of studying International Business at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) for a degree.
But it appears fate had better plans. Gyakie met her now producer, Sosa, during her days at KNUST and that changed her life ambitions and the beginning of her remarkable journey in music.
Speaking on The Day Show with Berla Mundi recently, Gyakie shared insights into her early aspirations, stating, “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 and that is how my music began for me.
“Following our first meeting, Sosa sent me a beat that later became my debut single on various streaming platforms. And it was during this period that I discovered by abilities for writing songs,” she said.
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From her debut single to subsequent hits like "Something" and her latest release, "Rent Free," Gyakie's music has been well-received, making waves in Ghana and beyond.