Often the work side of Afro-pop entertainer Wiyaala is seen but her romantic side has been shielded till blakkpepper.com engaged her to reveal her inner feelings.
According to the Takoradi Polytechnic graduate, she prefers a man who understands her, not one to control her adding a man who displays a little jealousy is fine with her.
“As a woman I am taking my time to study the man that I am with” she disclosed.
She noted that seeing other entertainers posting photos of different partners they’ve had encounters with does not speak too well of such persons adding “I try to keep my affairs as private as I can because I realize the fans who seek to know everything about me do not share with me the number of rounds they’ve had the previous night.”
Additionally Wiyaala stated that she keeps the communication line between herself and mum open and heeds her mother’s counsel that a lady needs to keep her ‘privates’ private.
Asked about her unique hairstyle, the ‘Stars of the Future’ and Vodafone ICONS product intimated that one day she just shaved her hair having done the Brazilian weaves, wigs and the others stressing that she is delighted with her new appearance.
On how others can learn from her journey to fulfill their dream, Wiyaala stated: “be yourself, learn from other people but don’t be a copycat” she added “if your diction is funny, keep it funny. If you don’t tolerate nonsense keep it like that. Trying to be what you are not can be costly and brings headache.”
According to the ‘Young lioness of Africa’ it is only by being real that folks who mean well would stay on and those who can’t walk away adding “if you don’t like me that’s your cup of tea.”
Because of her androgynous image Wiyaala stated some lesbians make passes at her recalling “one lesbian kissed me after a performance. She asked to hug me but then got so hyper she kissed me, I was totally taken by surprise but managed to stay cool. I am not into that so when they realize it they just back off but I don’t prejudge. I just state where I stand.”
On her first attempt at love, the BBC’s Global Beats featured artiste disclosed “I got my first kiss after 19 years. It was nice but it took a while to get a boyfriend. It was after 20 years that I became girl girly.”
According to Wiyaala she has always been a lover of tee shirts and jeans. She thanked her father for buying her the items she wanted as she was not a fan of dresses even when she was young.
“I know where I come from, I have experienced the tough times so I stay grounded by taking my mind back to those days when some success comes my way. I never let stardom get into my head.
“When I get an award, I get emotional but quickly remind myself ‘you haven’t gotten anywhere yet’ to eschew any pride” adding with a Muslim dad, a catholic mum and a step mum tolerance and consensus building has been values she got exposed to early on.”