One Direction Got Mistaken For Westlife In Ghana :)

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Unless you have been taking some time out from the world and living under a rock, you would know that One Direction made a quick visit to poverty stricken parts of Ghana last month.

One Direction or Westlife?

They came back as enlightened individuals and described it as a “great experience” and one which had a profound effect on the boys, particularly Nialler who tweeted tons about the trip.

However, leaving behind the privileged west where fans regularly camp outside their hotel rooms, it would seem that many people in Ghana don’t really know who One Direction are…let alone ever heard their music.

When asked if they had been recognised on the trip, Harry Styles replied immediately with:

“No, not really!”

Liam said:

“There were a few lads that asked if we were Westlife which we thought was quite funny!”

Harry then responded with a pretty hilarious statement:

“We played football with some guys and they were shouting ‘Westlife, Westlife, Westlife!”

Westlife with One Direction

One Direction with Westlife

Obviously there are only 4 members in Westlife, but they have actually now officially disbanded, leaving One Direction as the only band associated with Simon Cowell. Well, if you don’t count Union J that is.

It must have been a nice change to feel a bit invisible, as opposed to being madly chased and pursued by crazed fans around the world.

But anything is worth it for a good cause – which reminds us, have you pre-ordered your copy of ‘One Way Or Another’ yet?

  • EmmiH

    Why wouldn’t you count Union J?! :O

    • 1d_sister


  • Fatima Brandon

    yeah right, Niall is Keane’s replacement…Remember that one from the X-Factor….they dont even have a locked member! That was some ridiculous “clunge”!

  • Kathleen Chandler

    GAHH ! You can’t preorder it until the 17th in Canada >=[

  • Hazza

    How can anyone not have heard a bit bout them I mean don’t like them is fine but not know about them…….lol

  • Hazza

    Any idea when can we pre order it in India!

  • 1d_sister

    Who’s Westlife?
    I wanna pre order it!!!!!!

    • Ira Ris

      …You don’t know who Westlife is? Well.. I’m sure you know the song Uptown Girl. They sang it :)

      • PlayDoh

        Omg like the one on glee? The one he boys from a school sang?

        • Sally

          Glee!!!!!!!! Yay;)

        • Ira Ris

          Yeah that one! The Warblers :D. Westlife sang the original :)

      • Sally

        Love that song, and that band.

      • 1d_sister

        um….haven’t heard it!
        I’ll try to listen to it,though! :)
        are they like popular or something? are they niiiiice? :)

        • Hazza

          I asked my whole class like 40 students and guess what none of them know westlife

          • 1d_sister


      • 1d_sister

        um….haven’t heard it!
        I’ll try to listen to it,though! :)
        are they like popular or something? are they niiiiice? :)

    • Hazza

      Lol I also don’t know who’s westlife

      • mrs. payne

        I agree wit u i also dont know who westlife is

        • Hazza

          Oh I just remembered in their x factor video diary 7 a girl asked them who their favourite boy band is Niall said ‘westlife’ but I
          haven’t heard any of their songs

          • Jasmin Loves1D

            they’re a band from ireland (i think) they’re pretty good :)

          • Hazza

            Niall has a good taste of music they must be good

          • Hazza

            Niall has a good taste of music they must be good

      • 1d_sister

        Who is WestLife?

        • Hazza

          I don’t know but I am going to listen to at least one of their songs just to see how they are

          • 1d_sister

            yeah…same here!
            Uptown Girl, maybe.

          • Hazza

            I heard uptown girl it was fine :)

          • 1d_sister

            oh cool!
            I didn’t hear it yet!
            Did you hear Wanted by Hunter Hayes!!!!
            OMG! It’s really nice…

      • 1d_sister

        Who is WestLife?

  • Olivia Jones

    Haha that’s funny is like you see a wolf and ur like omg it’s a cat!

  • Kassandra Salina

    We can’t get it in North America :(

  • Georgie

    hasn’t simon cowell signed little mix…?

    • 1d_sister

      um…i don’t think so!

  • Aastha Ginodia

    What ia wrong with all you people who don’t know who westlife is!!!! O_O

    • Aastha Ginodia


    • Jackie

      I can’t believe it either!!! I think maybe they’re too young, like 9 or 10 maybe.

  • mimi deria

    Whose westlife? .. In ghana they’re so poor and they don’t have electricity that’s why they don’t know who one direction are .. They have a good reason for not knowing them ….. But I am wondering how do they know Westlife and not know One direction!! I don’t know them ! 😉

  • Loving1Dx

    Hahaha:) must have been awkward and nice at the same time for the boys

  • Jenna

    I am mad I can’t preorder in the US!


    Idk who Westlife even is!!!!!

  • Pramo1Dnep

    So if the boys want to relax then they can go ghana. Or EVEN To MY COUNTRY WELL MANY PEOPLE KNOW about one direction here but the suitation will not be much crazy or will it be. I don’t know. It would be a dream come true if the boys visit my country. It is beautiful.

  • zarry_stylik

    yeahh!! ilove this band

  • JSRRamsaran

    the boys are so sweet – yet another reason to love them !!! <3

  • zayn malik fan

    So sweet

  • gest

    LLN (laugh like niall) yeah… and whos west life?? How do u pre order seriously I’ve been trying! ! :/ luv 1D 4ever!! :* directioner out peace!!! ♡♥♡♥

  • Ashley Reyes

    Who in the world is westlife??
    one direction should not be compared to ” wildlife” one direction is one of a kind. they are cute

  • 1Dlover8

    who is west life?

  • sarah

    Union J has almost nothing to do with Simon Cowell… I’m pretty sure you mean Emblem 3

  • Gema Sanchez

    No i dont add union J as one of Simons bands

  • Nia malik

    They look nothing like westlife lol

  • Shay Horan

    Haha Lmao that’s funny

  • Louis William Tomlinson

    Who is westlife cos one direction are HOTTER

  • xana faye

    They don’t know who Westlife is because they didn’t crack America, but in the rest of the world, they are legends. Westlife are the UK’s best selling group in the past decade!!

  • raeven del

    For those who don’t know west life yet.. Listen their songs like uptown girl,fool again,or swear it again and bopbop baby..

  • Miss A

    For those who don’t know anything about Westlife, must be born in early 2000s :)
    Westlife is a great great boyband, formed in 1998.
    Those who live in 90s must know them very well, because when they hit in 1999 for the first time, they became so phenomenal in the world.
    Don’t make me tell you how good they are (especially in terms of singing) & many records they had made during their 14years in music industry. . Their songs are simply good and can catch people’s heart easily :)