Starting as a new musician in Ghana’s music industry comes with a slew of difficulties. A person’s desire of becoming a celebrity can quickly be crushed if they do not put in the necessary effort and perseverance.
When it came to her early days as a budding performer, Ghanaian music sensation Jackline Acheampong, better known as Gyakie, expressed a similar emotion.
The “Forever” singer recalled being booed off the stage at her own university, KNUST, three years ago at a Republic Hall Week concert.
“When I went backstage, I cried, I really cried because what I was going to do did not go the way I wanted,” she explained.
Gyakie revealed that she petitioned the organizers of the 2019 Republic Hall Week performance to include her on the lineup, which included Stonebwoy, Yaa Pono, La Meme Gang, and other artists.
Gyakie’s hope of getting some recognition for her craft at the event before the main bands arrived in 2019 ended in tears when she was booed off stage after the sound system went down.
Gyakie left the stage heartbroken. She said she cried her heart out following the incident in an interview.
She went on to say that some of the student yelled at her to leave while others sang along. The event, she says, helped her develop resilience in her singing career.