At this point, it’s clear I’m a Wiyaala fan. Not only does she have a refreshing sound and look, she’s got great insights on being creative with language! I tipped her for future wins after the 2013 Ghana Music Awards; not only is she not disappointing, she’s kicking it up a notch!
The Sisala songstress who exudes Grace Jones recently received FOUR nominations for the 2014 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) alongside other Ghanaian greats like Manifest, FUSE ODG and Sarkodie! Head on over and vote for Wiyaala under all or any of the following categories:
- Revelation of the African Continent
- Best Female Artiste from West Africa
- Best African Reggae, Ragga and Dancehall
But first, check out two of her latest releases off her upcoming album which will be launched at Alliance Francaise in Accra on November 14 – “Sun and Moon” and “Africa” (which you can download for FREE here).
“I wrote the song in the hope that it will help Africans understand better the contradictions that exist within our continent. We have gold, we have diamonds, we have great talents; so why do we continue to fight? Why do we squander our human and natural resources? If all that energy and talent was used in a positive way, our dark continent could lead the world!” – Wiyaala
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Jemila Abdulai is the creative director, editor and founder of the award-winning website Circumspecte.com. A media and international development professional and economist by training, she combines her business, communications and project management expertise with her strong passion for Africa. Besides writing and reading, she enjoys travel, global cuisine, movies, and good design.