The best Kaakie songs are a representation of what Africa's best looks like. When it comes to Afrobeat /dancehall hits in Ghana and its neighboring regions, the list is never complete without tracks from the lady boss, Kaakie. Her vocals and fine dance hall beats blend well with both the younger and older generation. Having won a number of awards, the songs make her, a one of a kind dancehall sensation songstress.
About the super star - journey of the making of a star
Well, Grace Kaki Awo Ocansey, better known as Kaakie was born on 28th March 1991. She is a Ghanaian reggae artist with outstanding vocals and appealing hits hence earned the name ‘dancehall queen’. She grew up a music lover and her journey into music industry began way when she was still young in elementary school. Even though her course at the university was nothing close to music, her talent could still not be hidden.
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Her journey into the showbiz limelight began when she was still at the university. It was at the university that an opportunity to feature in one of the popular reality show, ‘Stars of the Future’ knocked on her door.
She participated in this singing competition that ran for a couple weeks in the Ghanaian local channels. The competition was stiff, and even though she did not manage to take home the trophy, she was still among the top ten participants- after a number of them got evicted. Particularly, she managed to fall in the fifth place. This was not over for her as she, later on, met JMJ Baby where eventually her passion blossomed into a career.
JMJ Baby or rather Joshua Raphaelson is not just an ordinary sound engineer. He is one of the most respected Ghanaian sound producers who nurture potential and upcoming artists into reputable singers. Judging from the success of Kaakie, well we can simply acknowledge that his quality of work speaks for itself. Thanks to him, she got signed to his record label, Xtra Large Music, where her legend story began.
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However, after six years of being with the record label that gave her the breakthrough, she ultimately parted ways with Xtra Large Music last years, in search of greener pasture. Unlike many Ghanaian artists who leave such labels without even saying goodbye, she left on a good note and still respects the management, despite disagreements on certain clauses of the contract.
She finally released an album on 27th December 2006- Kaakitup. It contains twenty songs and features a number of well-established artists such as Stonebwoy, Samini, Guru, Wutah Kobby and Linguakat. It’s her first album and was released on Xtra Large Music Label.
Generally, since she had been stealing the show with many of her dance hall hits, in less than five years, her album was warmly welcomed into the market-both locally and internationally.
Kaakie all songs
Kaakie songs list contain all tracks that have been featured in the album as well as other single hits released just recently. The list comprises the following;
- Kaakie-Too much
- Kaakie-African fever ft. Sarkodie
- Kaakie-Too sweet
- Kaakie-#TPT (Toffee Pon Tongue)
- Kaakie-Blackberry ft. Samini
- Kaakie-On Dem ft. Samini x Adi Virgo
- Kaakie-Arostor ft. Yaa Pono
- Kaakie-DC turn Up
- Kaakie-Supa Dupa
- Kaakie-Give It to Me
- Kaakie-Million $
- Kaakie-Sankwas ft. Guru
- Kaakie-Designer Bumper
- Kaakie-Good Loving
- Kaakie- Radio
- Kaakie- Thank You Lord.
- Kaakie-Turn Up the Music ft. Samini
- Kaakie- Inna Da Club (Punish The Booty)
- Kaakie-Custom Made
- Kaakie-Roof is on Fire
- Kaakie-Time up
- Kofi Kinaata-Action Time ft. Kaakie
- Edem-Latex Ft Kaakie
- Samini-Body Flame ft. Kaakie
- Guru- I NO Dey See You Sef ft. Kaakie
Kaakie latest songs
The list for her tracks may be long, but each of Kaakie new song still keep the audience off their seats. The vocals and beats are too irresistible to dance or sing along to. The following are some of the hits dominating Ghana’s airplay this year.
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1. Kaakie - Custom Made
This is one of Kaakie new release after parting ways with Xtra Large Music label. Its titled ‘Custom Made’. It was produced and mastered by Willisbeats and Magnon respectively. With her melodious voice and complementing beats, she totally nailed it. Check out the video below.
2. Kaakie - Supa Dupa
The video to supa dupa track is finally out. This afrobeat hit song that was produced by xtra large music group from her Kaakitup album also has quite an appealing video, check it out below;
3. Kaakie - Ronaldo
For dancers and dance hall fans in general, this is the kind of song that never fades from your mind. After vanishing for a while to focus on her studies, Kaakie came back rejuvenated and dropped this one hell of a track to quench the anticipation from her fans. Ronaldo is the type of song that is ideal for party lovers and those who don’t mind shaking what their mama gave them! Check out the video below
4. Kaakie - Too Much
Do you think she is too much? Well, according to the lyrics of this song, she reassures that you cannot get enough of her. Produced by Xtra large music group, this song is one of her trendy hits hovering our airwaves. Its video is also as exciting as the lyrics and the beats.
5. Kaakie - Million Dollar
Officially released in 2015 and also forms part of the Kaakitup album, a million-dollar track is really worth the name. It’s a captivating dance hall song that blends well with the trends of the urban generation. Check out the video below;
6. Kaakie - Sankwas
A hit that also features one and only Guru, Sankwas brings the dance hall sensation that you can wine and dance to. It’s from her tuneful voice and Guru’s rap that makes the song really popular, of course, not to mention the dance hall rhythm.
7. Kaakie - Time Up
Who doesn’t mind some little ‘diss’ tracks, especially if you have a number of critics behind your back to dedicate to. It was produced by in-house producer JMJ as a diss track to E.L, AK songstress and MzVee. The dance hall tune just adds flavor to very catchy lyrics. Check out the video below;
8. Kaakie - Give It To Me
She simply wants some gangster love, what don’t you give it to her!? This is the kind of song you listen to when in a low mood to spice your day and bring back the hype. With its high tempo, and ‘bad gyal’ lyrics, it’s a definitely a party song. Check out the video below;
9. Kofi Kinaata ft Kaakie - Action Time
Kofi Kinaata who is 2016 VGMA Best New Act, High Grade Family act and songwriter of the year award winner featured Kaakie, the dancehall queen in his hot single track dubbed, Action time. It was produced JMJ under Xtra Large Music group. Even though it came out in 2016, its still trendy up to date.
10. Kaakie - Inna Da Club (Punish The Booty)
Inna da club, punish the booty, don pamper the booty….!! It could not get any better than that, she is indeed a ‘bad gyal’ and a very creative artist as well. It’s one of her recent works that was produced by JMJ and took dominance of the airplay. Check out the video below;
11. Kaakie - Arostor ft Yaa Pono
With hyperventilation tracks like inna da club and Give it to me, the dance hall songbird slowed things down with yet another trendy track-Aroster. It is a slow jam song meant to encourage her fans to match on towards their dreams despite critics on their necks. It features Ghana’s versatile artist, Yaa Pono who is the Up Town Energy records front liner. This track is peaceful to listen to as it is also very inspiring. Production credits falls to JMJ Baby.
12. Kaakie - Kumcha
Just like many of her songs, Kumcha will certainly get you off your seat. This song that calls for dancing was directed by the renowned Phamous Philms way back in 2014. It is the high tempo and tuneful melody that makes this track trendy up to date.
13. Kaakie - African Fever ft Sarkodie
African fever can never miss in the top trending hits. Considered one of JMJ classics, this high tempo track knows how to set the bash mood just right. Featuring Sarkodie, the legendary rap boss, the song was a hit. Judging from its popularity, their collaboration did not fall short of public’s expectation.
14. Edem - Latex Ft Kaakie
Shot in a beautiful location on an island, the song genuinely depicts an African love. The dance hall singer, once featured in this song, did some justice to it. Her melodious vocals and Edem’s versatility in music really brought out the best out of them. It is still a hit.
Awards and nominations
Well, with so many hits, also comes acknowledgments from the public. She has bagged quite a number of awards and got nominations in many others as well. Here are some of the awards she has been congratulated for, so far;
- 2013- Winner-Best Female Vocalist-BASS Awards
- 2013-Winner-Reggae and Dancehall Artiste of the Year-Ghana Music Awards
- 2013-Winner-New Artiste of the Year-Ghana Music Awards
- 2016-Winner-Best Promising Female Artiste-BASS Awards
- 2017-Nominated-Best Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year-Ghana Music Awards.
Being an inspiration to many upcoming artists, she plays a significant role in the music industry, particularly in dance hall genre. We wish her all the best!
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