Wed. May 22nd, 2024

Kaakie set to comeback into the Music Industry

One of the most popular dancehall artists in Ghana who has been on a break from music for sometime now claims she is coming back. She moved to the United States of America to further her education in 2018 after she parted ways with Samini’s High Grade Family.

She opened up on her return in an interview with 3fm. She added that her husband with some people in the Music Industry have been of help to her and hopes she can comeback and take her place. She also mentioned she has been working behind the scenes and working hard to comeback stronger.

Dancehall artist Grace Kaki Awo Ocansey, also known as Kaakie, was born in Ghana on March 28, 1991.Xtra Large Music signed her to her first record contract. Kaakie was a lifelong music enthusiast who performed karaoke renditions of her favourite songs and listened to a wide variety of musical genres.

 She had the chance to appear in Stars of the Future, a TV reality show, when she was a student. She participated in the singing competition that aired on Ghanaian TV for several weeks, however she was eliminated, she was rated fifth. She then met JMJ Baby Joshua Raphaelson, a well-known sound engineer and executive producer from Ghana (Courtesy Charter House), and she was signed to his record company.

After completing her foundational education at Dansoman’s St. Martin De Porres Basic School, Kaakie attended Achimota School where she joined the Scripture Union. She further went to the University of Ghana for a four year degree in Midwifery. In 2019, she graduated with a master’s degree from Anglia Ruskin University.

She released her first single, “Ewoo,” which, a month after its release, surprised everyone by becoming a timeless smash. Not able to resist “the magic,” popular Ghanaian performers Samini and Stonebwoy also jumped on the same song to create remix versions of “Ewoo,” dubbed “Papistic” (Samini & Kaakie), “More Pon More” (Stonewboy & Kaakie), and “Latex” with Edem.

When many people were beginning to write off Kaakie’s debut as a one time wonder, she dropped her second song, “Too Much,” which became even more popular worldwide than her previous release, “Ewoo.”

On October 8, 2012, in the Accra Sports Stadium, which drew crowds of over 18,000 people, Kaakie had the chance to perform on stage alongside prominent Jamaican international singjay, Mavado, following the release of “Too Much,” which was also produced by JMJ Baby.

Generally speaking, it is quite rare to discover female musicians performing dancehall in or from Africa. However, as in the case of Kaakie, she has emerged as not only the first female performer from Ghana to bring Dancehall to a global audience, but also, according to the records, the first female Dancehall artist from Africa to achieve international recognition in just 16 months.

Kaakie, also known as ‘Queen Diva’, has appeared on major stages including ‘Demarco Live In Ghana Concert’, ‘Mavado Line In Ghana Concert’, ‘Ghana Rocks Concert 2011,’ ‘A Night Of 1013 Laughs’, ‘Resolution 2012 Concert – featuring Busy Signal & Kiprich’, ‘Vodafone Ghana Music Awards’, ‘Stand Up GH Concert – featuring Keri Hilson & Bow Wow’.

Kaakie was seen as a promising figure who would take Ghana music to the globe. Her return will mean so much to her fans since she is loved around the world. She is also seen as one of the few ladies that can battle it out with the male dancehall artist in the country.

With her interview claiming she is coming back has caused anticipation of her next single, which will secure her comeback. We hope her release will be a hit as she is noted for releasing hit songs.

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