Wiyaala, one of Ghana’s leading international stars, explained the meaning of her latest song on social media. The song was sung in a local dialect, Waali. Waali is a Ghanaian language spoken by the Waala people of Northern Ghana.
Speaking from Selborne UK, the songstress asked: “Why are we always fighting? Why are we always insulting each other? Why can’t we sort out our differences without anger and attacking each other? Come on! Ghana is known to be one of the most peaceful countries in this world! Let’s try and fix things calmly. So let’s dance all that anger and frustration away Yaga Yaga! (Plenty Plenty).
The visuals, produced, edited and directed by Wiyaala, are a joyful celebration of the power of dance to bring smiles, peace, love and unity no matter your race, colour or geographic location in the world.
Wiyaala is a VGMA and AFRIMA award-winning Afro Folk/Pop singer-songwriter who has toured the world representing Ghana on global media platforms and stages. She is well known for her work supporting young girls and boys in her home town Funsi where she lives when not on tour.
Yaga Yaga is the first single from her latest album (Release date TBC) of the same title and was recorded and produced at MU Studios in Sheffield by Martin Gregory Smith, whose credits include media campaigns for Audi, BMW, Braun, Jeep, Reebok and working associations with Prince, Bombay Bicycle Club, William Orbit, Groove Armada, Richard Hawley, Jarvis Cocker, Gomez and UFO.
K.O.G (Kweku of Ghana) co-wrote much of the album alongside Wiyaala. He is based in the UK. And has performed with The Zongo Brigade on some of the biggest stages in Europe. Including Glastonbury, WOMAD and on BBC TV’s world-famous “Later With Jools Holland” music show.
The song was released earlier today, 1st of July 2021. It is a single from her new upcoming album, also titled ‘Yaga Yaga’.
Earlier in the week, the Lioness of Africa posted a video on her Facebook and Instagram handles announcing the release date. And explaining the meaning of the song to her fans. ‘’On the first of July, I’ll be releasing a new music video called Yaga Yaga. Yaga Yaga means plenty plenty or more more.”
‘’They say music is a universal language. And I believe Yaga Yaga will be talking to all of us no matter where you are around the world,’’ Wiyaala added.
By: Nancy Hatie Nwadei|3FM|3news.com|Ghana]]>