Ghanaian afrobeat/afro singer Gyakie has said she does not feel her best whenever she is compared to other singers in the music industry.
According to her, comparisons breed hatred, which is not good for the growth of the industry.
Speaking to AJ Sarpong on Citi FM today, Gyakie said she does now want to be compared to other singers since, in the end, one ends up being disrespected. She added that artistes, whether old or new, should be supported and not pitched against each other.
“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
On the same show, Gyakie (born Jackline Acheampong) revealed the awkward comments she read about herself that made her feel so bad. She said one fan told her she’s a fluke and that her career is hinged…comments, she said, that hit her so hard.
She added that not everybody would love her style and songs which she understands but negative comments about her talent do sometimes get to her.
Gyakie has been compared to the likes of Efya, Becca, Cina Soul et al after she broke the glass ceiling into the Ghanaian music industry. She feels the comparisons are very much irrelevant.