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Friday 18 June 2021

MUSIC VIDEO: Gyakie - Whine


Ghanaian singer/songwriter and musician – Gyakie launches the official music video to ‘Whine’, via RCA UK / Sony Music West Africa. The stunning visuals shot on location in Accra – Ghana, illuminate the reggae infused bop, taken from her debut 

EP – ‘Seed <>’, released via RCA UK/Sony Music West Africa/Flip The Music.

Referred to as the Queen of the Gold Coast in her home country, where her debut EP was met with critical acclaim, Gyakie was catapulted into the international arena when her song ‘Forever’ stormed its way across the continent of Africa, and beyond, entering the US Billboard Triller chart at #4. A collaboration followed suite after a conversation on social media with Nigeria’s Omah Lay. Fast forward to date and the remix is one of the most played songs on Nigeria and Ghana radio this year, and has achieved over 21 million accumulative streams and counting, cementing her as one of Ghana’s hottest new exports.

The last six months has seen the young International Business student of Kwame Nkrumah University, grace the covers of some of the biggest and most high-profile music playlists across Africa. She has also received critical acclaim from fans and media alike. Announced recently as the inaugural artist to launch Spotify’s Equal playlist, she was the only Ghanaian representation at the televised MTV Africa Day concert last month, where Grammy award winning artist Angelique Kidjo introduced her onstage, describing her as “a star who will one day carry the continent on her shoulders with her music”.

Despite the show up from the likes of Shazam and BBC Radio 1Xtra to an on-going TikTok #IAmAfrican campaign, Gyakie does not rest. In the new video, she stuns with grace and youthful flair, confidently honing command on the record that aptly compliments the running theme for summer vibes. It's not a surprise ‘Whine’ has become a fan-favourite during the lockdown of a global pandemic and so this vibrant video serves as a fitting nod to summer and to freedom.

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