Talented young artiste Jackie Acheampong known in the industry as Gyakie has been featured on British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) World Service’s Focus on Africa after her “forever” song remix hit parts of the world.
The 21-year-old appeared on BBC TV after she was displayed on a billboard at Times Square under the Spotify Equal initiative.
Gyakie has become the first African female artiste to partner with Spotify on their Equal initiative.
The programme was designed to promote gender equity and support female creative in music across the world.
The interview which was shown on BBC’s Focus on Africa was held in Accra with BBC’s Ghana correspondent, Thomas Naadi.
Gyakie told BBC that her success in the industry was how she was groomed by her father, Nana Acheampong, a legendary highlife musician.
She said her father had a key role to play in her music as she drew most of her inspiration from him.
“Growing up I learnt a lot from my father. My dad had a critical role in my music career as we used to go to studios together to record so I learnt a lot from him,” Gyakie added.
Touching on education and music, the Forever hitmaker noted that combining learning and music has become tough.
She stated that as a final year student she had to be glued to her books but she had to travel, conduct interviews, promote her music and do other stuffs which makes it hectic.
Gyakie promised to do more to project Ghana’s music to the world and to inspire other young talents especially girls who wanted to be in the industry.