Wiyaala, the charismatic songbird from the Upper West Region of Ghana, is back in Europe again in 2017 following her critically acclaimed 2016 debut tour.
After performing in Berlin last week at the Deutshe-Aids Hilfe campaign launch to eradicate AIDs in Germany by 2020, she will be appearing at the Seven Arts Theatre in Leeds UK on the 26th May with Claudio Kron, the Brazilian percussionist and Kenneth Higgins III, who featured on Grammy Award winning Corinne Bailey Rae’s multi-platinum debut album.
Tour dates confirmed so far, include the GUBA Awards at the Intercontinental 02 and Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club in London, the Shambala Festival, the Greenbelt Festival and the Freedom Festival in Hull with further dates expected to be announced soon.
The multi-award winning Wiyaala, who is infamous for her exciting live performances, has graced the stage with international acts such as Grammy Award winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Joss Stone as well some of the biggest African acts including Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Davido, Diamond Platinumz, AKA, Ahmed Soultan and Yemi Alade, is expected to drop her sophomore album, provisionally titled “Village Sex” this year.
Besides her work as a songstress, Wiyaala is well known for supporting young women and children’s causes in the Upper West with Unicef Ghana and was recently honoured with the “Young and Gifted” prize at GlitzAfrica’s Women Of The Year Awards 2017.