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Kaakie

Kaakie

Ghanaian dancehall queen

1991

Birth
28 March 1991

Birth

Grace Kaki Awo Ocansey popularly known as Kaakie was born March 28, 1991.

1992

Education and Pursuit of Music
19 July 1992

Education and Pursuit of Music

Despite her passion for music, Kaakie valued education and excelled academically. She attended St. Martin De Porres Basic School and later continued her education at Achimota School, where she was an active member of the Scripture Union. She holds a BSc Midwifery degree from the University of Ghana and earned her Master's degree from Anglia Ruskin University in 2019.

1994

Pioneering Role in African Dancehall
19 July 1994

Pioneering Role in African Dancehall

Kaakie's unique position as Ghana's first female act to take Dancehall to the international stage has not gone unnoticed. She remains the first female artist in Africa to win a Reggae/Dancehall award. Her ability to blend nursing with music sets her apart and serves as an inspiration for aspiring female artists in Africa.

2004

Musical Beginnings
19 July 2004

Musical Beginnings

Kaakie's passion for music began at a young age. Growing up, she immersed herself in various music genres and frequently performed karaoke versions of her favorite songs. Her talent and love for music were evident from the start, setting the stage for her future in the music industry.

2009

The Stars Of The Future Breakthrough
19 July 2009

The Stars Of The Future Breakthrough

While at the University, Kaakie seized an opportunity to participate in the reality show "Stars Of The Future." Although she faced an early eviction, this experience led her to meet the renowned Ghanaian Sound Engineer/Executive Producer, JMJ Baby. Through JMJ's label, Xtra Large Music, Kaakie signed her first record deal and began her professional music career.

2019

Awards and Nominations
12 July 2019

Awards and Nominations

Kaakie's exceptional talent and hard work have been recognized with numerous awards and nominations. She won the Reggae and Dancehall Artiste of the Year and New Artiste of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards in 2013. Additionally, she earned the Best Female Vocalist award at the BASS Awards the same year. Her nominations include the KORA Awards and the Ghana Music Awards.

2019

International Success and Collaboration
30 July 2019

International Success and Collaboration

Kaakie's music transcended borders, garnering international acclaim. Her debut single "Ewoo" became an instant hit, and she collaborated with notable Ghanaian acts like Samini and Stonebwoy. Sharing the stage with Jamaican singjay Mavado further solidified her international prominence.

2020

Marriage and Personal Life
19 July 2020

Marriage and Personal Life

In 2020, Kaakie celebrated her marriage in a traditional ceremony, marking another significant milestone in her personal life.

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