Originally released in Ghana in 2013, Wiyaala’s Rock My Body is now to be released on JTV Digital’s worldwide distribution platform on the Djimba World Records label and is targeting the summer club scene in Europe.
Rock My Body, which features popular Ghanaian dancehall artist Jupitar, is an adaption of the 1960’s Soul Sisters “Wreck Im Buddy” Jamaican hit, has three nominations in this year’s Bass Awards 2014 in the Dancehall category for best video, best collaboration and best female vocal.
Responding to a recent interview with DJ Rita Ray on BBC’s Global Beats, who suggested the song and video were “raunchy”, a “bit near the knuckle” and had be come a “gay anthem”, Wiyaala said the song was about control and the right of women to choose which man should rock their bodies: “It shouldn’t always be the men who choose the women” she said. “That’s why in the video you see me go shopping for a man in Aishaman market”, the singer added.
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