“Before I do anything, I try to picture two or three girls that look up to me” – Gyakie
Ghanaian artiste Gyakie has highlighted what inspires her actions as an artiste.
During her performance at the the Global Citizen Festival at the Black Star Square in Accra on September 24, 2022, she said she always makes sure whatever does has positive impact on other young girls who look up to her.
“Before I do anything, I try to picture two or three girls that look up to me. I have their faces etched in my mind as a reminder of my responsibility to show up in a way that inspires them and lets them know they can be anything they want to be, no matter the odds against them,” she said.
Gyakie started her performance with the reggae song Waka Waka off her recently released ‘My Diary’ EP. Gyakie delivered an amazing live rendition of the song with the help of the Ghana Army Regimental Band and, while the Ghana flag and branded Gyakie flags were waved behind her: A statement of who she is and where she is from.
She showed up on stage, resplendent in a bedazzled outfit by Eleanore, thrilling fans with ‘Far Away’ and her hit single, ‘Forever’ the remix, before ending with her current hit, ‘Something.’
The Global Citizen Festival is the world’s longest-running global campaign calling for an end to extreme poverty.
Through the Festival, the organization brings together millions of people to amplify the message to #EndPovertyNow.
This year, in celebrating 10 Years of impacting change, the event was split into two locations: Accra and New York with artists like Sza, Usher, Tems, Sarkodie and Stonebwoy performing while dignitaries from around the world including his Excellency, President Akuffo-Addo delivered speeches calling for leaders and persons around the world to take action to #EndPovertyNow.