Sista Afia

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Sista Afia
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Background information
Birth nameFrancisca Gawugah
Also known asSista Afia
Born (1993-01-07) 7 January 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 7 January 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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Singles[edit]

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]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Event Prize Recipient / Nominated work Result Ref
2020 Ghana Music Awards Hip-life song of the Year


Weather Nominated [28]
High-Life Song of the Year


Corner Corner Nominated [29]
2019 3Music Awards Female Woman of the year Herself Nominated [30]
2018 3Music Awards Female act of the year Nominated [31]

Videography[edit]

Year Title Director Ref
2019 Conner Conner ft Kelvynboy Xbillz Ebenezer N/A [32]
2018 Sista Afia & Sarkodie studio session N/A [33]
2018 Champion Atta Steve Gyamfi N/A [34]
2018 Sista Afia performs at Despite and Special health fair 2018 Satiango N/A [35]
2018 Slay Queen Eddie Kumako N/A [36]
2017 Pass U Yaw Skyface N/A [37]
2017 Bokoo ft Medikal Prince Dovlo N/A [38]
2017 Jeje Featuring Shatta Wale Yaw Skyface N/A [39]
2016 Yiwani ft Kofi Kinaata Prince Dovlo N/A [40]
2016 Are You Ready Prince Dovlo N/A [41]
2015 Kro Kro No ft Bisa Kdei Prince Dovlo N/A [42]
2019 Weather FtMedikal& Quamina MP Xbillz Ebenezer N/A [43]
2020 Paper Ft Victor AD Xbillz Ebenezer N/A [44]

References[edit]

  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.
  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.
  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. 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. ^ "See all the nominees for the 2020 VGMA [FULL LIST]". Graphic Online. Retrieved 2020-04-23.
  29. ^ "Full list of nominees for VGMA 2020". BusinessGhana. Retrieved 2020-04-23.
  30. ^ "Video : 3Music Awards 2019 full list of nominees". www.pulse.com.gh. February 2019.
  31. ^ "Video : 3Music Awards 2018 Nominees Announced – See Full List". www.glammynews.com. 27 January 2018.
  32. ^ "Sista Afia – Conner Conner (Feat. Kelvynboy) (Official Video)". youtube.com. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  33. ^ "Sista Afia & Sarkodie studio session". youtube.com. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  34. ^ "Sista Afia – Champion Atta starring Lil Win (Official Video)". youtube.com. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  35. ^ "Sista Afia performs at Despite and Special health fair 2018". youtube.com. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  36. ^ "Sista Afia – Slay Queen (Official Video)". youtube.com. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  37. ^ "Sista Afia – Pass U (Official Video)". youtube.com. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  38. ^ "Sista Afia – Boko Ft Medikal (Video Download)". ghanadownloads.com. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  39. ^ "Sista Afia – Jeje ft. Shatta Wale (Official Video)". youtube.com. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  40. ^ "Sista Afia – Yiwani (Feat. Kofi Kinaata) (Official Video)". youtube.com. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  41. ^ "VIDEO: Sista Afia – Are You Ready". youtube.com. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  42. ^ "Sista Afia – Kro Kro No (Feat. Bisa Kdei) (Official Video)". youtube.com. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  43. ^ "Sista Afia - Weather Ft Medikal & Quamina MP (Official Video)". youtube.com. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  44. ^ "Sista Afia - Paper Ft Victor AD (Official Video)". youtube.com. Retrieved 20 January 2020.

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