Ghanaian Afro-pop singer Wiyaala advised young people to stay home, seek opportunities and work hard at home rather than go abroad.
She thinks that being optimistic and putting the same effort into working back at home can equally lead you to achieve greater heights. She said, ‘Europe, USA and even Accra are not all that they are made out to be. I’ve seen many young Africans struggling to survive. It’s a myth to think of these places outside as the promised land.’
Speaking in an exclusive interview with the host of 3FM Drive, Giovani Caleb, she said that ‘‘ young people, especially females who seem to face more problems than the boys, need to work harder and realize that the same energy you use in the big city or going outside you could also use in your regions and towns. There are huge opportunities coming in farming and tourism’
The Lioness also related how the Wiyaala Gala Concert in the UK raised significant funds for Teach2Teach, an NGO which trains unemployed SHS leavers to teach basic education to children in deprived communities in Northern Ghana. This helps reduce youth unemployment and improve primary school education in some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities.