In her hometown of Funsi (district capital of the Wa East District), singer Wiyaala has received the big honour of having a street named after her.
The singer was overwhelmed with emotion at the gesture, as this heartfelt post on Facebook shows:
Noella Wiyaala (known under the stage name Wiyaala) sings in her native Sissala and Waale dialects, as well as English. She shot to national prominence as member of Ghanaian band Black N Peach (winners of Vodafone ICONS 2012). One of the brightest stars from the Upper West Region, she has gone on to become a source of inspiration and pride for people from her hometown.
Her singles including Kandibanye (Had I known), Tuma, Sun and Moon and Leno, have ensured that she has become among Africa’s most prominent music exports, touring top destinations across the globe including Wales, Hull, London, Hamburg, Los Angeles, among others.
She has since gone solo and become a global performer. She’s currently brand ambassador for PepsiCo in West Africa, as well as Converse All Stars for Ghana since 2014. She’s currently signed to Djimba World Records, and JTV Digital.