Earlier, Gyakie had revealed on 3FM Drive with Giovani Caleb that she and her crew were paid in full for their participation in the 2022 Global Citizen Festival in Accra.
After back and forth, the organizers said they did not pay any artiste, Gyakie clarifies her earlier statement to say she received ‘investment’ not ‘payment’.
She wrote on her official Facebook page: “How on earth do we have a big event like Global Citizen, and you assume everything is completely free? People worked on it for days to make this successful. When I say we were paid and everyone on stage was paid, I only meant that there was an investment in the performances.”
Gyakie continued to explain that their participation supported the cause (poverty eradication). She goes on to say that she did not receive payment but received an ‘investment’.
“We all believed in the cause and the change it will bring hence agreeing to be a part of it. Yes, Global Citizen did not pay us for our performances but invested in our performances and made sure the team was good and comfortable,” she continued. “The military, the band, dancers, costumiers and other stage hands had to dress, eat and transport themselves there. How will that be possible if there is no investment?”