An evening with local, South African born artist Toya Delazy, bringing an eclectic mix of London and KwaZulu-Natal sounds.
We’re beyond excited to have Toya Delazy at Muxima at the end of July, they’re an electric artist newly part of the Bow community bringing their African artistic flavour to the London scene.
BET Award nominee, Toya Delazy is a singer/producer, based in East London born in South Africa. Her music is a blend of Jazz, Electro and Hip-Hop (she calls it JEHP).
Pianist, producer, rapper and singer-songwriter Latoya Buthelezi, known as Toya Delazy, has made her mark as one of the finest performers to break new ground in the South Africa’s burgeoning music industry. At age 9 she began to train in classical piano, and attended Howard College’s Jazz Program in Durban in 2009. Due to her exposure to different influences, from Amy Winehouse, Lauryn Hill, Skrillex, to Radiohead and Kings of Leon, she pieced together the different nuances, performing around Durban’s pubs with her keyboard and a beatboxer, before being scouted to play Africa Day in 2011.
Toya eventually signed to Sony Music Africa and released her debut album “Due Drop” in April 2012, raising the bar to fresh, new heights.
Toya moved to London and released her 2nd album, titled “Ascension”, with hit singles “Forbidden Fruit” and “My City”. The album propelled Toya to international levels, headlining at the Apollo Theater NYC, scoping Best International Song Award at the 2016 Out Music Awards held in New York with Forbidden Fruit, and headlining a SOFAR showcase in London.
Toya launched her third album in 2017, after releasing two new singles on June 16. The singles ‘Diamonds in The Rough’ and ‘No Follow’ show Toya’s creative growth, adventuring in future bass and grime sounds, always with a touch of soul and empowering lyrics. The singles have since been added to Apple Music’s ‘Hot Tracks’ and ‘Best of the week’ playlists.
Photo credit: Michal Augustini