Music has played a very vital role in people’s ability to express themselves and communicate. In Africa, music is a way of life. It highlights African values, beliefs, and traditions.
One person who is projecting the Ghanaian culture through music is none other than Wiyaala. Noella Wiyaala is a Ghanaian Afropopsongwriter, singer, and performer who is best known for singing in her native language. She combines the Sisala and Waaledialects in her songs which makes her unique. Wiyaala joined her local church choir and started singing at the age of 9.
Growing up, she performed on the streets of Wa, Ghana, and auditioned at the Stars Of The Future show. She later pursued a solo musical career after winning the Vodafone Icons with her band. What’s so distinct about Wiyaala’s music?
The young lioness of Africa sings in the Sisala dialect tomaintain the identity of Northern Ghana. “I love to sing in Sisala. The culture and language of Northern Ghana leave on when I sing in Sisala”.
Wiyaala has been using her influence and songs to speak for the rights of women in Ghana. Her song “Tinambayi” was regarded as a complaint against the exploitation of women in Africa.
The Afropop singer has been praised countless times for herbold, powerful, and commanding voice. She always commands attention whenever she holds the microphone to sing.
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