During the international women’s day celebrations, Ghana’s music sensation, Wiyaala Posted a picture promoting a locally produced rice brand.
In the said picture, The Lioness of Africa posed as a woman cooking in a kitchen and captioned it, “???????#Roarrrrrr @royalfarmersgh”
This Instagram post attracted a lot of reactions and also one from a fan who also doubles as a feminist.
The said fan wrote, ‘Seriously??! I understand & fully support you endorsing local foods but showing a woman cooking to underline #internationalwomensday????’
This comment received a lot of backlash about the extremities of the feminism cause. This also provoked a response from Wiyaala herself.
She replied,” seriously don’t agree with you. Women farm a lot in Africa for that matter Ghana especially where I come from the north of Ghana (FOR SELF EMPLOYMENT) and we take pride in cooking and eating what we grow ourselves.
And this is an advertisement for people of Ghana to buy the local rice that both men and women grow so we can all get some money to empower ourselves.
Thank you #strongwoman.
Noella Wiyaala with stage name ‘Wiyaala-The Lioness of Africa’ is a Ghanaian Afro-pop singer-songwriter who sings in her native language Sissala and Waala dialects and English, often combining all the three within her songs.
After making her name in reality shows in Accra, she established a solo career in 2013 with the hit single “Rock My Body” which won her two awards.
She is also associated with UNICEF Ghana and the Ministry of Gender 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.