Kaakie Dedicates Awards To Maternal Health Victims.
Award winning female Dancehall artiste Kaakie seem to have taken the maternal health conversation to a bigger platform as she dedicated all the awards she won last night at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards to the nearly four thousand (4,000) women that die annually from maternal health related causes.
Kaakie, who earlier in the year announced her decision to tackle Maternal Health issues through an awareness campaign that would simultaneously run with her 5-city tour, on stage, stated that, “Maternal health is a serious issue” and urged the VGMA audience not to overlook it.
“Kaakie has been very passionate about maternal health and she is never hidden the fact that it was this passion that compelled her to study Nursing specializing in midwifery so she can play her role to ensure cases of maternal health are reduced in the country,” Sadeeq Abdulai, her manager, added.
Kaakie won the two awards she was nominated for, which were, “Best Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year” with het hit song ‘Toffee Pon Tongue’ and “Best New Artiste of the Year”. This brings to three the awards she’s garnered so far in her nearly two-year career, having won YFM Ghana’s “Best New Artiste” at the “Loud In GH” concert last year. Meanwhile, she has also been nominated in University of Ghana’s Excellence awards as the “Discovery of the Year”.
She starts her tour on May 25th in Tamale, and already, preparations have started in earnest to ensure a successful event. The tour would be produced by Rackus Productions and her label, Xtra Large Music.
For her fans in Tamale she just urged them to come out in their numbers next Saturday to “run things Inna their city” as she brings her two awards home. On the night the flamboyant looking Kaakie wore a dress by Pistis and Steve Madden shoes. On the sidelines of the Awards Kaakie thanked God, her fans, her management team, Elorm Beenie, Sadeeq Abdulai, Kimberly Coleman, Royce Greene and one person who is been a pillar in her career, Joshua “JMJ” Raphaelson and her god father, Samini.
By News One