Video: Ghanaian Star Gyakie Drops New Afrobeats Tune “Rent Free”

BY Nii Ogbamey Tetteh November 3, 2023 11:36 AM EDT

From serving fans with back-to-back renditions on the My Diary Extended Play (EP) to producing the remix of hit Something ft Omah Lay, Ghanaian singer Gyakie has returned with a new banger titled Rent Free.

The Afrobeats record which premiered in the final week of October 2023, is now living rent-free on the lips and minds of many music enthusiasts, and likely to catch up with the rest of the world as the festive season approaches.

Aside from the thumping rhythm, Rent Free is not just an adorable piece of work, but the lyrics of the record also sound a bit hilarious when analyzed critically.

Gyakie blends English and Twi (Ghanaian dialect), singing about someone who had occupied her thoughts and imagination without paying rent.

In a pure love rendition, she asks her partner, in the opening verse of the song, to trust her, give her a hand, and not leave her in “the dark.”

She continued to say, “…it doesn’t matter who found who”, suggesting that all that matters is trust [in a relationship].

Gyakie’s Rent Free music video

The Forever singer, as usual, demonstrated her vocal prowess as she weaved all the elements of the sound from beginning to end.

Rent Free could serve as both a party jam and an immersive melody to keep the listener fired up at any moment of the day.

It follows the success of her sublime rendition of Scar released early in April 2023, which had an overwhelming number of streams across music platforms.

Music producer Afrolektra is credited with putting together an appealing rendition that could make the audience jump onto the dancefloor.

In addition to Something, Gyakie’s My Diary EP has songs including For My Baby, Far Away, and Flames ft Davido. The 23-year-old has been phenomenal since the award-winning song, Forever brought her to the limelight in 2020.

In 2021, Forever was adjudged Best Afrobeats/Afropop Song of the Year at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. Her SEED EP also won Best Album/EP of the Year at the same event in 2022.

She won Best International Collaboration for the remix of Forever ft Nigerian talent Omah Lay and was again named the Best West African Artiste of the Year at the Headie Awards in 2022.

The latest tune is well-rated, as fans have already added it to their playlists.