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Wiyaala, Grrrl And King Ayisoba Rock Shambala Festival In UK(VIDEO)

Not even the rains and coldness could dampen the spirits of thousands of fans who had thronged in to the Shambala festival in UK.

The three day Shambala Festival had thousands of  fans thronging in to rapturously

applaud thrilling performances by Wiyaala and King Ayisoba from Ghana.

King Ayisoba performed on the main Stage and at the Barrio Afrika Stage on Friday.


Wiyaalaon the other hand featured in four performances with international all female band

GRRRL, on the main, Rebel Soul and Sankofa stages as well as a solo performance on Rebel Soul over the weekend.

There was also a panel presentation about how GRRRL was formed and the respective journeys of all its female members.


The Shambala Festival is a small family-friendly festival based in Northamptonshire in the United Kingdom.

It is a small diverse festival and features a variety of music, including rock, pop, folk and world music.

Watch this video of GRRRL below;

VIDEO: Wiyaala’s GRRRL Band Releases Debut Single ‘Woyale’

Ghanaian Afro pop singer-songwriter, Noella Wiyaala’s international all-female group, GRRRRL have released their debut single dubbed ‘Woyale.’

The track is however plucked from their forthcoming debut EP which is released on June 1st.

It meshes the distinctive sounds of Afrobeat and Latin rhythms with UK rap and global club culture.

‘Woyale’ is the ideal single to introduce you to the diverse sounds of GRRRL.

GRRRL was formed in August 2017. It was however, brought together by In Place Of War (IPOW).

IPOW is an organisation that works with and supports creative communities in some of the most war-torn areas in the world, in order to help make positive change.

GRRRL, however, consists of eight influential female musicians from across the globe.

It fuses sounds of dark techno, ghetto bass, hip hop, dancehall, reggae, soul and electronica.

The director for this music project is Brazil’s Laima Leyton (Mixhell/Soulwax).

Its accompanying visuals, filmed on the cliff top at Mosman -Australia, were however directed by Adam Singer.

GRRRL is an ambitious, imaginative, and consciously revolutionary project, which started around a year ago. It began when seven musicians met in London. This was after four months of long-distance artistic relationships and creative exchanges. These women come from the UK, West and South Africa, Brazil and South Asia.

GRRRL is consists of:

Speech Debelle -​ 2009 Mercury Prize winning rapper.

AWA – African Women Arise​ Zimbabwe’s Rap Queen.

Lei Di Dai -​ Queen of Brazilian Dancehall.

Wiyaala​ – The Ghanaian Lioness of Africa.

Nono Nkoane​ – Original Nu-Jazz and folk singer from Cape Town.

Afrodeutsche​ – Electronic artist and synth player from UK/Ghana.

Sohini Alam​ – British Bangladeshi singer.

MABE​ – DJ and percussionist from Caracas, Venezuela.

Video below:

4 Amazing Ghanaian Performers

Being a musician is not just about releasing hit songs. It is being able to get on stage and perform to the delight of your fans. In Ghana, there are many musicians whose performances leave a lot to be desired.

Around the world, musicians are measured by how well they are able to perform when they climb the stage. It becomes an honour to be able to entertain your audience anytime you come on stage.

Artistes are always used for events. In this list, we are looking at 4 of the amazing Ghanaian performers.


Sarkodie has always had something about his performances. However, in recent times his performances have been transcendent. He proves to people why he calls himself the best. Starting his own annual show has made it possible for him to hone his performing.


Wiyaala has been described as “The young lioness of Africa”. She is very talented and makes her northern culture evident in everything she does. Her performance can only be described as energetic. She is able to thrill her fans with her appearance, personality, and great choreography.


Even though his career is not as prominent, nobody can take away Samini’s stage presence. He is one of the best stage performers of all time in Ghana. He is able to perform by ear and freestyle to anything that is played. His dexterity with live band is a pleasure to behold. He knows how to thrill his audience.


Anytime Efya steps on stage to perform, you cannot help but be transfixed. Her brand of performing can only be described as electrifying. She is able to improvise on stage and make you feel like she is singing just to you.