“Feisty is not the word – she is a powerhouse in the mode of a young Angelique Kidjo, effervescent and funny, she rocked the crowd and got a great reception. One to watch.” - Nigel Wood - WOMADUK 2016
Wiyaala, which means “the doer” in her Sissala language, is from Funsi in the Upper West Region of Ghana. Her music draws on West African Folk traditions and contemporary Afro-Pop.
An irrepressible extrovert since childhood, Wiyaala is an award winning African star who never fails to excite and inspire love. Wiyaala has performed for Kamala Harris, vice-president of the USA and at WOMAD UK 2016 & 2023, The Commonwealth Games 2018, SummerStage 2022 NYC and at numerous international festivals.
An articulate communicator, who designs and makes her own costumes, Wiyaala is a role model in her community where she has built her own Stage, Guest House and Restaurant and holds jam nights for local artists and children. Wiyaala campaigns against child marriage and in 2020, she detected and handed over to the authorities a 36 year old man attempting to abduct a young girl into a forced marriage.