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Ghanas only female dancehall singer, Grace Awo Ocansey, better known as Kaakie says people shouldnt be surprised about her doing dancehall even though she is a strong believer in Christ.Yes, I admit I have been a member of the Christian Fellowship (aka Chrife) since my school days and those who have known this expect me to do gospel but I prefer dancehall.

Thats how God has channeled the talent He gave me.

Kaakie told Showbiz last Monday Instead of people talking, why dont they pray for me to be better at what I do? I am not killing anyone or am I? Im only using my talent and I think its helping me. Nothing can make me lose focus on what Im doing because I have passion for it.

Born to Mrs Abigail Boye and Mr David Ocansey, both accountants, Kaakie said she still sings and attends church service regularly. She said the only time she misses church is when she performs late into Sunday morning.

The 21-year-old nursing student of the University of Ghana told Showbiz she is very particular about her Christian life and the fact that she is seen as Chrife doesnt mean she should do gospel music. Dancehall is a language and lifestyle although, she says, she does not portray its lifestyle. Just as Ga is my language so is Patois someones language so if I sing in someones language is it a bad thing? Moreover, I have passion for dancehall thats why Im doing it.

Clearing criticisms that she dresses indecently, the Toffee Pon Tongue singer said I dont think people should complain about my dressing. How many times have they seen me in something really hot? Most of the time Im in trousers and most importantly depending on how classy my costumier wants me to be, she decides what dress would be fit for the show. Of course whenever I am not comfortable with wearing a particular costume, we drop it.

Kaakie said she realized her talent when she was in primary school. She said she danced a lot then but when she got to Junior High School she started singing and her friends didnt appreciate it because I didnt have a good voice but I knew what I wanted to do she said. I always told my best friend I wanted to be a star so when I started singing I knew it was a gift from God.

As to how she combines music with schooling, the singer said its very challenging because both require attention and time and it gets serious when she has to attend to both at the same time but with the help of her managers, shes able to come out successfully.

Is the young female singer making a lot of bucks in her career? She responded, I can happily say the pay is good. Im grateful that people appreciate my act and thats why Im getting all the offers. At least it tells me Im doing a good job.

She said she felt honoured as a musician and gives thanks to God that all her songs have turned out to be hits and adds that shell come out with an album hopefully in September. Another addition that will indeed maintain her as too much.
Source: Graphic Showbiz

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