When Ashy Akakpo sings, it changes you.
Such a bold statement to make, right? Yet it’s such a truthful one, as it is this same voice that captivates thousands of people and glorifies God. Growing up, Ashy has always used her voice for the glory of God, singing at talent shows over the years, cultural events in and out of school, and at church.
Many have compared Ashy Akakpo’s voice to voices such as Mahaila Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Tramaine Hawkins because of how powerful, passionate, and rich her voice really is. Ashy Akakpo has sung at many arenas to thousands of people. She has sung at concerts and was also given the opportunity to sing on Television but due to exams could not do so. However, it was only in October 2019, Ashy realized God was calling her into the ministry of music.
Throughout the years she had recognized how many people had been touched by her music and had asked if she had released a song of her own or if an album was in the works. She had always denied this and kept holding her gift back. Until one day, after a lot of prayer and consideration, she pursued her calling, as a gospel artist. Although hesitant she took on the challenge and produced and wrote her debut single “Without Condition”.
Her debut single “Without Condition” was a testimony of the unconditional love of God she has seen and experienced in her own life. Although many times in her Christian walk with God she has strayed and doubted, God’s hand still wasn’t too far from her, and neither his love. It was, for this reason, Ashy realized how God’s love truly is “Without Condition”.
When it was released on February 16th, 2020, “Without Condition” did not just touch the hearts of her family and friends, but it also touched the hearts of almost 4,000 people. Later in March, her debut single was to be nominated for the Stepfwd UK Christian Charts, which came as a tremendous surprise to her as she would have never thought so many hearts would have been so immensely blessed by her music. ‘I had no idea,’ Ashy states, ‘That people would love Without Condition as much I did! It was something new for me, to be so vulnerable in my debut single, and yet, people were still so blessed by that vulnerability.’
After such a successful release, Ashy released her next single “Faith” and received immense praise for her willingness to be used by God and to bless the hearts of others through her music. It was during the pandemic, Ashy realized how crucial it was to hold on to Christ and hold on to her faith. Like her song says, ‘I need some faith, faith that can move mountains. I need faith, faith that is real,’ and that’s exactly what she needed – faith.
This second single, “Faith” was definitely more unique to her debut single as this song portrayed all things soulful.
Ashy Akakpo describes herself as a bubbly, cheerful, and upbeat person, full of energy and life, and in her upcoming single “Praise You” her personality is very much seen as this song is more upbeat than her previous ones.
‘I wanted something more Ashy so to speak,’ she says, ‘I am a soulful gospel singer, that’s me! I’m a gospel singer. I like choirs, I like big organs – all of that. So, this track is very Ashy.’
A self-proclaimed mighty woman of God and an agitator for Christ, she hopes her music shakes the world and brings many to know the one she loves dearly. She hopes her new upcoming single “Praise You” will not only change lives but will cause people to look up and praise the one who deserves the highest praise.