At 21, Toya Delazy is the newest South African star to burst onto the entertainment scene. Originally from KwaZulu Natal, attended Howard College in Kwazulu Natal, where she would specialise in Jazz and more specifically, piano. While at Howard, she started performing at the Winston Pub (a rock venue), and in 2009, she went out into the music world on her own.
She was later signed to Sony Music Africa on a 360 degree deal and went on to release her debut album, Due Drop, which has jazz, electro, hip hop and pop influences. The lead single, Pump It On has garnered fans and has also received airplay on Trace TV and MTV Base.
Toya is no stranger to music. She’s said that she’s always been surrounded by music growing up, but what many aren’t aware of is that her musical roots go way deeper than that. As a great-grand-daughter of the prolific music royal, Princess Magogo, the classical Zulu music composer (and mother to Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi), Toya Delazy has the influences of music running through her veins!
Find her on Twitter: @Toyadelazy