Wiyaala is a popular Ghanaian Afro-pop songstress also known as “lioness of Africa”. She is one of the few musicians who have put Ghana on the world map through her native music.
Noella Wiyaala was born on the 22nd of December 1986 and hails from Wa in the Upper West Region. Wiyaala is her stage name as well as biological name. Her native language, Sissala, can be heard in most of her songs because she believes it sends a stronger message across and she believes in promoting her national culture.
She grew up in Funsi and attended Kansec Shs from there she attended Takoradi Polytechnic. Wiyaala begun by performing at local events and later released an album in 2009 titled “Tuma” which means “work”. Through the process of becoming a rising star, she joined “Stars of the future” a Ghanaian musical program which seeks to bring out the best in hidden talents. Upon trying more than once, she finally earned a deserving award on her third attempt.
She has been nominated and received awards in the music industry like All Africa Awards as the Most Promising Artiste in Africa, Youth Achievers Awards, Music Ambassador for the Upper West and so on. Some of her songs are “Rock my Body”, “Feeling free”, “Africa”, “Village sex”, “Make me dance”. She has also featured in Ghanaian movies like MultiKoloured.
Wiyaala is not just known for displaying her musical talents but for her outstanding nature of fighting for women and against injustice to humanity and this reflected in one of her songs in the local dialect “Tinambayai” Sissala. She has been on a number of platforms advocating strongly for women and the need for them to develop themselves and protected against violence. She has also partnered with the government organizational projects to establish her dreams.