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Entertainment Wed, 15 May 2019

Wiyaala to discuss African music, film at Cambridge University

Ghanaian Afro-pop singer Wiyaala has been chosen as a panellist to discuss African music and film on Saturday, 1 June 2019 at Cambridge University in the UK.

The topic is: “Music, Film, Arts and Culture: Retelling African Stories.”

The discussion forms part of the sixth annual Africa Together Conference of the University.

Other speakers are Peter Ogbu Okwoche of the BBC and Yaba Badoe, a novelist.

Wiyaala sings in her native languages Sissala and Waale as well as in English.

She established a solo career in 2013 with the hit single "Rock My Body", which won her two awards at the 2014 first edition of the All Africa Music Awards, the Most Promising Artiste in Africa and Revelation of The African Continent.

Wiyaala is also associated with UNICEF Ghana and the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection of Ghana in campaigns against child marriage, child poverty, health and sanitation.

She headlined the 15th London African Music Festival in London in 2017.

Source: classfmonline.com