Never Forget Your Native Tongue No Matter Where You Find Yourself – Wiyaala Advises
Ghanaian Afro pop artiste and songwriter Noella Wiyaala , popularly known as the lioness of Africa offered a piece of advice for all Africans who travel to other countries for greener pastures.
The act who is noted for always infusing her native languages which are Dagaree, Sissala and Waala, into her music says it’s her way of holding on to her root and tradition and have advised Africans Abroad to never forget your native tongue.
According to the African lioness , her style of music always makes her stand out among her colleagues in the industry.
Speaking on NRK TV in Norway, Wiyaala noted that she tries as much as possible to mix her native language into the lyrics of her songs.
“if you don’t know the difference you will think it is one language but it is actually different languages.” she explained.
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She’s as the Lioness of Africa due to her display of African cultural heritage the energy she exudes on stage, Wiyaala has cautioned African parents to teach their kids their traditional languages so that their kids will not lose their identity.
“Every parent must teach their child their local dialect, if you don’t do that, it’s very embarrassing and when you go home they will be making fun of you… it is one thing you have to learn ‘compulsory by force,’” she added.
Wiyaala who is currently in Norway during the interview perfomed one of her hit songs titled “Tan Da Gree” which she explained to mean the Rock and the Sand.
“Tan Da Gree” used to be her school rhyme with moral lessons stating “You need not copy people blindly, else you will find yourself wanting.” she explained.
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