Ghanaian artiste, Wiyaala performed at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth games.
Her performance was with international all-female band, GRRRL on the main stage at the Gold Coast in Australia. It was part of activities to end the 21st edition of the games.
The event was held between April 4 and 15, 2018.
GRRRL is a bespoke electronic music collaboration between independent, revolutionary women artists from around the world, coming together to tell their collective stories of life, conflict, inequality and change through music.
Fusing together sounds of dark techno, ghetto bass, hip hop, dancehall, reggae, soul and electronica and directed by Brazil’s Laima Leyton (Mixhell/Soulwax).
GRRRL features a mix of influential artists including Mercury Prize winning rapper Speech Debelle, Queen of Brazilian Dancehall Lei Di Dai, Zimbabwe’s Rap Queen AWA African Women Arise, The Young Lioness of Africa Wiyaala, Original Nu-Jazz and folk singer from Cape Town Nono Nkoane, British Bangladeshi singer Sohini Alam and electronic artist/synth player from UK/Ghana Afrodeutsche.
In March, 2018, Wiyaala spoke to GhOneTV‘s Eli Kharis about what it meant to her to be a part of the group.
“I can just say ever since i joined GRRRL… I’m always doing international gigs but right now i can say we’ve gone glabal because we just signed a deal with a booking agency in Europe and they have musicians like Grace Jones,” expressed Wiyaala.
“They book her gigs and all that, and other big big stars. So GRRRL has given me that stage I’ve always dreamt of.”
Photos of Wiyaala performing below.