Artistes who mime are lazy – Wiyaala

Entertainment of Monday, 20 February 2017



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Afro-pop singer, Wiyaala says she will never mime because she is not a lazy artiste.

According to the ‘Young Lioness of Africa’, she is exploring other means of entertaining an audience through live performances because she would want event organisers and patrons to take her serious.

Wiyaala who is clearly influenced by the equally striking Angelique Kidjo in an interview with GhanaWeb said she was looking forward to a day people would pay thousand Ghana cedis to witness her show with the conviction that she would give them value for money.

“I love live music. It’s who I am. And I always say there is no way I will mime. Miming is for lazy people. I’m not lazy; I’m hardworking,” the eclectic performer noted.

Wiyaala’s songs are a selection of vibrant Afro-pop anthems sung largely in Sissala and English, but with a poppy catchiness inspired by Western Culture.

She has performed at prestigious events including WOMAD UK, Shambala Festival, Festival No6, Freedom Festival, Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, Miss Ghana, Voices of The Revolution UK Tour, and on BBC’s Radio3 in 2016.