Her name, Wiyaala, literally translates to “the doer” in Sissala, her tribal language in which she sings alongside English, and perfectly describes her approach to life. She is an artist, designer, actress, model, natural athlete, and an ambassador of African culture. Wiyaala is also known for standing up for women's rights, having a very distinctive androgynous image herself. She would often get called "man-woman" by the boys in grade school but would also be the first to lead the boys and girls into the bushes for wild hunts. Wiyaala has a life-long history of pursuing her passions for performing but it was in college when she took things a step farther.
In 2011 she auditioned for Ghana’s own “Stars of the Future” and earned her way into the finals, winning two Golden Moments awards. Her success fired the drive to perform even harder, which led her to enter the Vodafone Icons Mixed Edition music reality show where she took first place with her then group, Black n Peach. Wiyaala certainly won’t be stopped - creatively or personally. It is rumored that she can even climb a full sized coconut tree... This Fall is going to be a giant month for Wiyaala as a rising international star.
She will be be releasing a new single, “Make Me Dance”, October 7th as an iTunes exclusive along with an acoustic version of the song. She will be the face of the IGNITE! Ghana project - a cultural education project which aims to endorse traditional Ghanaian music and dance culture in schools. The future for Wiyaala will see her breaking down all barriers to the international music market. Two brand new EP’s will be released late 2013 and an LP is in the works set for release early 2014. Wiyaala is indeed, “The Young Lioness of Africa”. Read more on Last.fm.
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