Ghanaian Afro-pop singer and a pan-African, Wiyaala has taken to her social media handles to share new and lovely photos of herself wearing ‘Yogiri Yogiri’, an African hairstyle.
The adorable photos which were sighted by unitedshowbiz.com.gh have received massive reactions from her fans.
Wiyaala is known for her many hairstyles as she makes it a point to stay true to her African identity.
Wiyaala has served Ghanaians and the world with indigenous African hairstyles inspired from the days of the old with her personal spin on them.
From her recent photos, Wiyaala is seen having a good time in France at the Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, a community in the commune in the Charente-Maritime department in the southwestern part of the country and at Primavera hôtel.
Wiyaala was seen ‘Yogiri Yogiri’ hairstyle, an African hairstyle which she adores so much as she sat in a sofa chair in a nice pose while smiling.
In the other photos, she stood before a giant and archaic building wearing a white jumper and a black pair of trousers and looked smart in her sneakers.
Sharing the photos online, Wiyaala wrote, ”@saintpalaissurmer @hotelprimavera17 🌍🦁🌍#Roarrrr✌🏾”
Wiyaala and Fashion
Wiyaala got nominated “Female Personality of the Year” at the 2014 Ghana’s Fashion Icon Awards, with a dress sketched and designed by herself.
She designs her stage dresses and jewellery to showcase the culture of the people from her home region.
She has also been recognised for her style by winning the Best Individual Style Award at the Glitz 2015 Style Awards.
Recognized for her sense of fashion, stage dressing and style, Wiyaala is influential throughout the world with Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post citing her as a role model.
Wiyaala’s role in Activism
Wiyaala is outspoken on the male-dominated culture and polygyny of some African countries and stands up for women’s rights and against family violence in her native Ghana.
Her song “Tinambayai” in Sisaala language has been regarded as a protest against the exploitation of women in Africa.
Wiyaala has featured on BBC talking about early child marriage and has expressed sympathy for feminism as a means to encourage young girls into completing their education so that they can be the ones that make the choices in their lives and also declared her success would serve as an example to her community that there was a future for young women beyond an early forced marriage.
“Make Me Dance” has been included in the top of feminist songs for the 2013 winter by Bitch feminist magazine.
Wiyaala has also partnered with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection of Ghana’s government and UNICEF on several projects to help protect the rights of children and public health issues.