Wiyaala, formally, has been invited as a part into GRAMMYS 2022 New Member Class, weeks subsequent to getting a greeting from the Recording Academy. On Friday (September 9), Recording Academy President and CEO Harvey Mason Jr. shared the news during a yearly location, in which he invited almost 2,000 different artists, including the Ghanaian afropop vocalist lyricist, and other music industry experts, into its positions. The participation presents her a chance to commend, address, and reward music and its makers.
As indicated by another report delivered close by the declaration, 47% of the current year’s inductees are younger than 40, 32% are ladies, and 44% are ethnic minorities. New individuals had the choice of not revealing any segment data, with 16% declining to share their orientation, 13% declining to share their age, and 24% declining to self-report their nationality.
“We currently effectively enroll forthcoming individuals and we stretch out solicitations to individuals who will assist us with having a more different, drew in, and significant participation base.” Mason said during the meeting. “We take a strive for”
Musical genres space at the table [that has been generally denied them-however that is certainly important for our inspiration. The fact of the matter is the point at which you have different contributions to a dynamic interaction, you will generally show up at improved results.”
“Following quite a while of tuning in, learning, and investing the energy, we’re starting to get consequences of our endeavors to expand the Academy’s enrollment show some major signs of life,” Mason said in a proclamation imparted to Pitchfork. “Our individuals are the soul of this association, fueling all that we do from the back to front.
At the point when we have different individuals addressing all edges of the business contributing interesting viewpoints, progress is accomplished at a quick speed. The excursion is simply starting, and I can hardly hold on to work close by our new and existing individuals to expand on the Academy’s obligation to affecting genuine, significant change.” Wiyaala is from Funsi in Ghana’s Upper West Region.
She started her performance profession in 2013 and delivered her eponymous presentation collection a year after the fact, in the wake of winning two VGMAs and three AFRIMAs. Sissala Goddess, her
and I can’t wait to work alongside our new and existing members to build on the Academy’s commitment to effecting real, meaningful change.”
Wiyaala is from Funsi in Ghana’s Upper West Region.
She began her solo career in 2013 and released her eponymous debut album a year later, after winning two VGMAs and three AFRIMAs. Sissala Goddess, her second album, was released in 2018. She also performs with the international female band GRRRL.
She co-headlined this year’s SummerStage festival, New York Citv’s beloved outdoor performing arts festival, with Shatta Wale in August.
Meanwhile, nearly 3000 people were inducted into the Recording Academy last year, including British act Jonathan Azu, Jamaican reggae singer Skip Marley, and Ghanaian dancehall and reggae singer Stonebwoy.
In 2020, DJ and producer Juls, a British-Ghanaian, Bankulli and DJ Spinall, two musicians from Nigeria, joined the academy.
Watch the annual Academy Membership address from Harvey Mason ir below: