Ghana’s Wiyaala to Perform for Queen Elizabeth II


Ghanaian female musician Wiyaala, known in real life as Noella Wiyaala, will be performing for Queen Elizabeth II this April.

The singer and songwriter, who hails from Wa in the Upper West region, was announced Thursday as a performer at the Queen’s 89th birthday party on April 11 in UK.

The official twitter handle of the British High Commission in Ghana disclosed the news of her performance, Thursday.

The High Commission tweeted:

“BREAKING NEWS: We are delighted to announce that @Wiyaala will perform at our Queen’s Birthday Party in April #QBP2015”.

Queen Elizabeth II, born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on April 21 1926, is the Queen of 16 of the 53 member states in the Commonwealth of Nations.

She is the eldest daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. She was born in 1926 and became Queen at the age of 25, and has reigned through more than five decades of enormous social change and development.

The Queen is married to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and has four children and eight grandchildren. 

Well known for her single ‘Make Me Dance’ and her androgynous image, 28-year-old Wiyaala is currently enjoying a good run in music.

Starting off humbly in 2011 when she auditioned for the Stars of the Future reality show she earned a spot in the finals – winning two Golden Moments awards. 

In 2012, she, a member of Black N Peach, won Vodafone ICONS Mixed Edition music reality show. She left the Black N Peach band in April 2013 to pursue a solo career with Djimba World Records.

In 2014, Wiyaala swept two desirable awards at the maiden edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) held in Lagos, Nigeria. She received two 23.9-carat gold-plated trophies for The Most Promising Artiste in Africa and The Revelation of the African Continent.