Afro-pop sensation Wiyaala, who says AI can’t replace authentic African voices

By Kent Mensah

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Posted on July 28, 2023 13:25

Wiyaala, Ghanaian singer.
Wiyaala has gained an international fanbase singing in Ghanaian languages. (Photo Zn Production)

‘If you’re authentic, artificial intelligence can’t kill your career,’ says the award-winning Ghanaian singer-songwriter Noella Wiyaala.

Noella Wiyaala is too busy enjoying her Afro-pop stardom to worry about doomsayers who think artificial intelligence (AI) poses a mortal threat to recording artists around the world.

The Africa Report caught up with the Ghanaian artist via Zoom on a recent Tuesday afternoon in London, where the self-declared ‘lioness of Africa’ is working on her new album and firming up deals to perform at festivals across Europe.

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