Toya Delazy Biography
Toya Delazy whose full name is Latoya Nontokozo Buthelezi was born on 5th February 1990 in KwaZulu- Natal, South Africa. She is a South African singer, pianist and dancer.
Toya Delazy Early Life
She is the granddaughter of Mangosuthu Buthelezi and the great-granddaughter of Princess Magogo, a traditional Zulu composer. She was raised in a christian setting and at the age of 6 she attended a convent hostel and learned to recite the Hail Mary.
She was raised by her single mother who died in a car accident in 2008.In 2009 she marticulated from Domino Servite School. She played hockey for KwaZulu-Natal, and won provincial awards for discus. She lost interest in the game after the death of her mother.
Toya Delazy Career
Her career in music began when she was still young, at the age of 9 she started playing classical piano and composing music.
Her major break in music was when she was performing at a live shopw when producer Markus Els approached her and invited her to record few songs at a studio. A demo of the songs she recorded was given to Vusi Leeuw. Leeuw later presented the demo to Sony Music Africa. Delazy signed a record deal with Sony Music Africa on 19 April 2011.
In 2011 she dropped her debut studio album ‘Due Drop’. On 28th October 2014 she released her second album ‘Forbidden Fruit’
In 2016 she relocated to London where she started her own record label, Delazy Entertainment.
Toya Delazy Songs
Pump It On
Are You Gonna Stay?
Love Is In The Air
- 25 Sexual Questions to Ask A Girl
- 45 Things a Girl Wants But Wont Ask For
- 10 Things You’re Doing that are Killing Your Kidneys – Avoid Them
- 25 Really Romantic Ideas to Make Your Lover Melt!
- 60 Really Sweet Things To Say To A Girl
- 19 Things Women in Relationships Must Not Do; Men Hate Them
- 20 Things Women Should Never, Ever, Do
Losing My Love
Yeah Hell Yeah
Luv My City
Don’t Know You Like That
Say It Out
Live & Let Die
It’s All Good
Love Takes Time
As You Are
In My Head
Out of My Mind
Diamonds in the Rough
Toya Delazy Awards
2013: Newcomer of the Year at the South Africa Music Awards.
2013: Best Pop Album at the South Africa Music Awards.
2013: Best Producer at the South Africa Music Awards.
Toya Delazy Endorsements
She was the ambassador for the Rebok Clkassics Drop R range range between 2011 and 2012.