Singer Noella Wiyaala says she is not recognised as a married woman by her family or the people in her hometown.
Speaking in an interview on Adom TV’s Ahosepe entertainment show, she stated that she has not gone through the traditional marriage rites of her tribe to be seen as a married woman.
Reacting to reports that circulated that she tied the knot in a private ceremony with few family members present, the Afro-pop singer-songwriter indicated that there was a bit of truth in there.
Wiyaala admitted that she and her “boyfriend” indeed held a small ceremony but her people do not recognise that as a marriage rite.
She told Sister Sandy, host of the show, that to her people, “I am free as a bird.”
“For them, they will still accept any man who comes to them to ask for my hand in marriage because I haven’t done the introduction properly.
“They will have to take me around the whole village to show I am married. On the English level, I am kind of married but the man will have to send the cola nuts to do the proper knocking,” she said.