Ghanaian Afrobeat singer, Gyakie, born Jackeline Acheampong has expressed his dissatisfaction with how she is being compared to other musicians in the Ghanaian music industry, says it is very disrespectful.
Ever since she achieved greatness with her music, some fans on social media have made comparisons between Gyakie and the likes of Becca, Adina, Cina Soul, and Efya and she feels it’s gross disrespect and irrelevant to compare musicians.
During an interview with AJ Sarpong on Citi FM, Gyakie stated that she no longer wants to be compared to other singers since one is ultimately degraded, thus Ghanaians need to support every artist whether new or old because comparison only breeds hatred among musicians.
“Comparisons are not great. I per se, do not like it when I’m compared to other singers because one ends up being disrespected. I feel we need to support all artistes and not pitch them against one another,” she said.
Gyakie also recounted a negative comment made by a critic on social media which hit her so hard upon seeing it. According to her, the critic described her music as a coincidence and it is also hinged. Gyakie lamented that such negative comments tame her spirit although she is aware that not everyone will appreciate her style of music.