Noella Wiyaala is a personification of modern Africa: creative, brave, strong, beautiful.
The singer/songwriter from the Upper West of Ghana works hard at everything she puts her mind to. 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 also an artist, designer, 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 school but would also be the first to lead the boys and girls into the bush for wild hunts.
Wiyaala has a life-long history of pursuing her passions for performing, but it was after attending Takoradi Poly on a art and design course when she took things a step further. 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 in 2012.
In April 2013, Wiyaala came out as a solo artist and has released two video hit singles, “Make Me Dance” and “Rock My Body”, which have both been nominated for awards in the “Best Discovery” and the “Best Reggae/Dancehall” catagories in Ghana’s 4Syte TV Music Video Awards for 2013.
In October 2013, Wiyaala secured an international distribution and publishing deal with JTV Digital in Paris.
Wiyaala is currently busy in Accra with regular live shows and is planning a “club mix” release for Make Me Dance and a 4 song EP for international release by the end of 2013.
I want you all to listen to Feel Free which features MTN ProjectFame‘s Kesse, it’s a beautiful, beautiful track and you really would enjoy it like i did.