According to her the 2016 BET Awards nominee does not cut it in the category because she does not express herself in her works through the English-based Jamaican creole language, Patois.
Born Grace Kaki Awo Ocansey, the lady with the powerful voice behind the hit song “Obolobolo” has been off the radar pursuing a mandatory National Service following her graduation from University of Ghana with a BSC in Nursing – Midwifery.
In an interview with Berla Mundi on #RythmzLive on GH One TV Monday, Kaakie admitted she was temporally dethroned as queen of dancehall.
“Reigning dancehall queen? I’ll say that during the professional break, when people thought “I had died or run away”, I will say there was an acting queen.
Who? “MzVee of course, she responded.
Kaakie, who is back onto the scene with a new track “Sankwas” which featured rapper Guru, however discredited the ‘Abofra’ composer saying:
“I don’t really give it to her [MzVee] because she is not really into dancehall. She is not really a dancehall artiste.”
“For that, I would rather give it to AK Songstress if you are going strictly by category. Because rain or shine, she is still in dancehall,” she stated.
“Dancehall is not just the beat or the lyrics. Using dancehall on a hiplife tune does not make it dancehall. It is semi; it’s not 100 per cent. Singing Patois on a dancehall
Kaakie added that MzVee instead, uses “Pidgin most of the times” in her songs rather than the Patois language.
Kaakie insists “I sing in Patois. You can check from day one – “Too much”, when I released the song people thought I was Jamaican. There was nothing Ghanaian and thereafter, I needed to have people recognize me for where I come from so I decided to add a bit of local languages in the songs I do