Wiyaala is setting off to Morocco this weekend for a collaboration with Afrobian superstar Ahmed Soultan. The young singer, who has six nominations in this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, says the link up happened when she met Ahmed at The All Africa Music Awards (Afrima) in Lagos last December where she won awards for “The Most Promising Artiste In Africa” and “The Revelation of The African Continent”.
The special collaboration will form part of Ahmed Soultan’s third album due out in 2015 which also features collaborations with world famous musicians, George Clinton, Femi Kuti, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, Tekitha (Wu-tang) and Akala (UK).
Ahmed Soultan who won Best Artiste North Africa at the All Africa Music Awards is a multiple award winner with credits that include wins at the 2012 and 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards for MTV Best Artiste North Africa & Middle East, MTV Best Africa/Middle East/India and MTV Best Worldwide Act for which he received two nominations.
Wiyaala said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for me to work with a really amazing international musician. It’s what I have always dreamt of and I am really going to have to raise my game to meet the standards of Ahmed’s album”.
The good news just keeps coming for Wiyaala. It was only last week that the British High Commission in Accra tweeted that she would be singing at the Queen’s birthday celebrations on April 23rd.