Saturday 8th August 2015 was indeed a landmark date with home grown talent from Ghana
making an impact on the international music scene.
As Sarkodie, EL, Kwaw Kese and other notable Ghanaian artists took the stage in New York for
their History in The Making Show at The Apollo Theatre, on the other side of the North American
Continent, Wiyaala, VGMA Female Vocalist of the Year and Afrima?s Most
Promising Artiste in Africa brought her own unique brand of Ghanaian culture to The Afrikadey!
Festival in Calgary, Canada.
This year?s festival, now in its 24th year was headlined by Rocky Dawuni, arguably Ghana?s most
successful music export, with Wiyaala mounting the stage as the second headline act.
Afrikadey! takes place every year at the picturesque Princes Island Park in downtown Calgary and
aims to celebrate and enrich the community?s knowledge of the diverse cultures of the African
continent and diaspora.
Previous headline acts have included Angelique Kidjo, K?Naan and Common as well as many diverse
acts from the African continent and diaspora.
Tunde Dawodo, the artistic director of the festival said that after researching artists across the
continent that he felt that ?Wiyaala?s presence and delightful movements on stage will captivate
onlookers? and that as a ?powerful singer, Wiyaala might be the next Angelique Kidjo of the music
Wiyaala is currently negotiating to perform at events later this year in Germany and Denmark and
is working on a number of collaborations with Ghanaian artists and Zimbabwe/US Afrima award winner
Source : Abdullai Isshak