By admin
25 November 2013

Greatness always comes from humble beginningsLatoya Buthelezi defiantly hails from the most modest beginnings but has risen to heights nothing short of remarkable.

Toya Delazy was born in eMahlabathini near uLundi in KwaZulu-Natal, SA. Her persona, in her own words, is “crazy in that buck sort of way”, and this brief sentence should give you a good indication of what kind of wild and free-spirited character Toya is.  Her music is innovative and adventurous with the single “Pump it On” from her debut album Due Drop Deluxe sending reverberations throughout the industry and in the charts; it also received more than 68000 hits on YouTube causing her to be thrust straight into the limelight.

Her second single “Love is in the Air” is one of the highest ranked songs on Top40 charts across radio stations nationwide, with the video - which portrays the vibrant, colourful and youthful essence of the track - going straight into consistent high rotation on Channel O.

She cites her ‘blow up’ moment as her solo performance at the 2011 Africa Concert, filmed live in Johannesburg and broadcast across the African continent. This performance saw her to take the same stage that was graced by artist such as Baba Maal, Habib Koite, The Mahotela Queens & Tumi and The Volume. She was previously nominated in the Video of the Year category at the 2012 Channel O Music Video Awards.

In 2013 she, alongside Donald was nominated for a BET award against Nigeria's 2Face Idibia and Ice Prince, Ghana's R2Bees and Radio, and Weasel from Uganda.