Sista Afia

Sista Afia
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Background information
Birth nameFrancisca Gawugah
Also known asSista Afia
Born (1993-11-08) 8 November 1993 (age 27)
Accra, Ghana
OriginAccra, Ghana
London, United Kingdom
GenresAlternative rock, indie rock, highlife and afrobeats
InstrumentsVocals
Years active(2015–present)
LabelsBK Records/Ace Kandi Records
Associated actsShatta Wale, Medikal, Kofi Kinaata, Bisa Kdei, Medikal, Sarkodie, Fameye, Eno Barony, Victor AD

Francisca Gawugah (Duncan Williams)[1] (born 8 November 1993) known by the stage name Sista Afia, is a Ghanaian singer and songwriter from Accra.[2][3] She gained recognition following the release of her single "Jeje", which features dancehall artist Shatta Wale and Afezi Perry.[4][5][6][7]

Early life and career

Sista Afia is an Afro-pop musician, and the niece of Ghanaian Bishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams.[8][9] She grew up in Accra and Kumasi. She attended Reverend John Teye Memorial Institute before relocating to the UK to further in nursing.[10][11][12]

Sista Afia returned to Ghana in 2015 to start her music career. She took inspiration from musician Bisa Kdei and collaborated on the song 'Kro Kro No'.

Controversies

Sista Afia engaged in a physical banter with rapper Freda Rhymz after a lyrical banter.[13][14]

Singles

Year Title Album Ref
2015 Kro Kro Nofeaturing Bisa Kdei N/A [15]
2016 Are You Ready Queen Solomon [16]
Yiwani featuring Kofi Kinaata N/A [17]
Kofi N/A [18]
Jeje featuring Shatta Wale Queen Solomon [19]
2017 Bokoorr featuring Medikal Queen Solomon [20]
Pass U N/A [21]
Obi Boy N/A [22]
2018 Slay Queen Queen Solomon [23]
2019 "Conner Conner" featuring Kelvynboy N/A [24]
2019 "Weather" featuring Medikal and Quamina MP Xbillz Ebenezer [25][26]
2020 "Paper" featuring Victor AD Xbillz Ebenezer [27]
2021 Sisi (Broken) N/A [28]

Awards and nominations

Year Event Prize Recipient / Nominated work Result Ref
2021 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Best Highlife Artiste Herself Nominated [29]
International Collaboration Of The Year Paper ft Victor AD Nominated [30]
Best Highlife Song of the Year Party ft Fameye Nominated [31]
2019 3Music Awards Female Woman of the year Herself Nominated [32]
2020 Ghana Music Awards Hip-life song of the Year Weather Nominated [33]
High-Life Song of the Year Corner Corner Nominated [34]
2019 3Music Awards Female Woman of the year Herself Nominated [35]
2018 3Music Awards Female act of the year Nominated [36]

Videography

Year Title Director Ref
2019 Conner Conner ft Kelvynboy Xbillz Ebenezer N/A [37]
2018 Sista Afia & Sarkodie studio session N/A [38]
2018 Champion Atta Steve Gyamfi N/A [39]
2018 Sista Afia performs at Despite and Special health fair 2018 Satiango N/A [40]
2018 Slay Queen Eddie Kumako N/A [41]
2017 Pass U Yaw Skyface N/A [42]
2017 Bokoo ft Medikal Prince Dovlo N/A [43]
2017 Jeje Featuring Shatta Wale Yaw Skyface N/A [44]
2016 Yiwani ft Kofi Kinaata Prince Dovlo N/A [45]
2016 Are You Ready Prince Dovlo N/A [46]
2015 Kro Kro No ft Bisa Kdei Prince Dovlo N/A [47]
2019 Weather FtMedikal& Quamina MP Xbillz Ebenezer N/A [48]
2020 Paper Ft Victor AD Xbillz Ebenezer N/A [49]
2020 Sika ft Kweku Flick Nestville Film N/A [50]

References

  1. ^ "Your Body Is Your Selling Point – Sister Afia • XbitGh | Ghana's Hottest News Portal". www.xbitgh.com. Retrieved 2018-04-23.
  2. ^ "I was afraid of Shatta Wale – Sista Afia". www.ghanaweb.com. 2 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Stop Comparing Me To Efya – Sista Afia Cries". www.modernghana.com.
  4. ^ "Sista Afia – Jeje ft. Shatta Wale x Afezi Perry (Prod. by Willis Beatz)". ghanamotion. 20 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Sista Afia – Jeje ft. Shatta Wale (Official Video)". www.ghxclusives.com.
  6. ^ "Sista Afia's "YiWani" with Kofi Kinaata receives massive endorsement". www.ghanaweb.com. 11 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Music Video: Sista Afia feat. Kofi Kinaata – Yiwani". www.ameyawdebrah.com.
  8. ^ Journalist, Joshua Kobby Smith. "Sista Afia Hit Back At Critics For Being Accused Of Bad Influence On Girls". Modern Ghana. Retrieved 2020-04-23.
  9. ^ "Bishop Duncan Williams is my uncle so what? - Sista Afia". www.ghanaweb.com. 30 July 2017. Retrieved 2020-04-23.
  10. ^ "Family diabetic history forced me to lose weight - Sista Afia". MyJoyOnline.com. 2018-06-13. Retrieved 2020-04-24.
  11. ^ Online, Peace FM. "My Mother Forced Me Into Nursing – Sista Afia". www.peacefmonline.com. Retrieved 2020-04-24.
  12. ^ firm, Odartey Lamptey Odartey GH Media House is a new Ghanaian entertainment. "Akuapem Poloo Reveals Sister Afia Aborted Her Pregnancy". Modern Ghana. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  13. ^ "Sister Afia and Freda Rhymz's beef gets physical". MyJoyOnline.com. 2020-05-18. Retrieved 2020-05-20.
  14. ^ "Video: Beef Turned War! Sista Afia Clashes With Freda Rhymez At TV3". NYDJ Live. 2020-05-18. Retrieved 2020-05-20.
  15. ^ "Sista Afia – Kro Kro No (Feat. Bisa Kdei)". youtube.com. Sista Afia. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  16. ^ "Sista Afia – Are You Ready (Prod By Bisa Kdei)". youtube.com. Sista Afia. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  17. ^ "Sista Afia – Yiwani ft Kofi Kinaata". youtube.com. Sista Afia. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  18. ^ "Sista Afia – Kofi ft Afedzi Perry". youtube.com. Sista Afia. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  19. ^ "Sista Afia ft Shatta Wale & Afezi Perry – Jɛjɛ.mp3 (Ghana)". youtube.com. Sista Afia. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  20. ^ "Sista Afia x Medikal – Bokoorr". youtube.com. Sista Afia. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  21. ^ "Sista Afia – Pass U". ghxclusives.com. Ghxclusives. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  22. ^ "Sista Afia - Obi Boy (Prod by Slo deezy)". Youtube.com. Sista Afia. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  23. ^ "Sista Afia - Slay Queen (Prod by Willis Beatz)". Youtube.com. Sista Afia. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  24. ^ "Sista Afia - Conner Conner Ft Kelvynboy (Prod by Ivan Beatz)". Youtube.com. Sista Afia. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  25. ^ "Sista Afia - Weather Ft Medikal & Quamina MP". youtube.com. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  26. ^ "Video Premiere: Weather by Sista Afia feat. Medikal & Quamina MP | Ghana Music | Music Videos". 18 June 2019.
  27. ^ "Sista Afia - Paper Ft Victor AD". youtube.com. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  28. ^ Agyei, Fredrick (26 March 2021). "Sista Afia – Sisi (Broken) (Prod. By Willis Beatz)". motionnews.it. Motion Blogger. Retrieved 29 March 2021.
  29. ^ "FULL LIST: Vodafone Ghana Music Awards releases 2021 nominations". www.citinewsroom.com. April 2021.
  30. ^ "FULL LIST: Vodafone Ghana Music Awards releases 2021 nominations". CitiNewsroom. 4 April 2021. Retrieved 2021-04-05.
  31. ^ "FULL LIST: Vodafone Ghana Music Awards releases 2021 nominations". CitiNewsroom. 4 April 2021. Retrieved 2021-04-05.
  32. ^ "Video : 3Music Awards 2019 full list of nominees". www.pulse.com.gh. February 2019.
  33. ^ "See all the nominees for the 2020 VGMA [FULL LIST]". Graphic Online. Retrieved 2020-04-23.
  34. ^ "Full list of nominees for VGMA 2020". BusinessGhana. Retrieved 2020-04-23.
  35. ^ "Video : 3Music Awards 2019 full list of nominees". www.pulse.com.gh. February 2019.
  36. ^ "Video : 3Music Awards 2018 Nominees Announced – See Full List". www.glammynews.com. 27 January 2018.
  37. ^ "Sista Afia – Conner Conner (Feat. Kelvynboy) (Official Video)". youtube.com. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  38. ^ "Sista Afia & Sarkodie studio session". youtube.com. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  39. ^ "Sista Afia – Champion Atta starring Lil Win (Official Video)". youtube.com. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  40. ^ "Sista Afia performs at Despite and Special health fair 2018". youtube.com. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  41. ^ "Sista Afia – Slay Queen (Official Video)". youtube.com. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  42. ^ "Sista Afia – Pass U (Official Video)". youtube.com. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  43. ^ "Sista Afia – Boko Ft Medikal (Video Download)". ghanadownloads.com. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  44. ^ "Sista Afia – Jeje ft. Shatta Wale (Official Video)". youtube.com. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  45. ^ "Sista Afia – Yiwani (Feat. Kofi Kinaata) (Official Video)". youtube.com. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  46. ^ "VIDEO: Sista Afia – Are You Ready". youtube.com. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  47. ^ "Sista Afia – Kro Kro No (Feat. Bisa Kdei) (Official Video)". youtube.com. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  48. ^ "Sista Afia - Weather Ft Medikal & Quamina MP (Official Video)". youtube.com. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  49. ^ "Sista Afia - Paper Ft Victor AD (Official Video)". youtube.com. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  50. ^ Sista Afia - Sika ft. Kweku Flick (Official Video), retrieved 2021-03-06

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