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Tyla makes Mzansi proud at Grammys

Los Angeles, CA – In an unforgettable night of music and celebration, South African singer-songwriter Tyla emerged as a shining star at this year’s Grammy Awards, clinching the coveted “Best African Performance” category for her hit single “Water.” The song, which blends infectious rhythms with Tyla’s soulful voice, has captivated audiences worldwide, marking a significant milestone in her burgeoning career.

Tyla’s journey to Grammy success has been nothing short of remarkable. A relative newcomer to the international music scene, her unique sound—a mix of Afrobeat, pop, and R&B—has quickly garnered a devoted following. “Water,” with its catchy beat and lyrical depth, showcases Tyla’s talent for crafting songs that resonate on a global scale.During the awards ceremony, held at the Staples Center, Tyla delivered a stunning performance of “Water” that had the audience on their feet, dancing and singing along. Dressed in a vibrant ensemble that paid homage to her African roots, Tyla’s presence on stage was electrifying, further cementing her status as a global music icon.


Upon receiving the award, an emotional Tyla expressed her gratitude, dedicating her win to her fans and her home country of South Africa. “This moment is bigger than me,” she said, holding her Grammy tightly. “It’s for every little girl back home who dreams of doing something big. Dreams do come true.”


Industry insiders have lauded Tyla’s Grammy win as a significant achievement, not only for her personal career but also for the representation of African artists on the world stage. “Tyla’s victory tonight is a win for diversity and showcases the rich musical heritage of Africa,” commented a music executive who attended the event.

“Water” has not only earned Tyla a Grammy but has also set new records on streaming platforms, with millions of plays worldwide. The song’s success has led to collaborations with other international artists, further expanding Tyla’s reach and influence in the music industry.

As the celebrations continue, Tyla’s Grammy win for “Water” is a testament to her artistry and the universal appeal of her music. With this award, Tyla has firmly established herself as a force to be reckoned with in the music world, promising more groundbreaking work in the future.

The Grammy Awards, renowned for recognizing outstanding achievements in the music industry, once again proved to be a night of surprises and stellar performances. Tyla’s win adds to the legacy of the event, highlighting the evolving landscape of global music and the emergence of new talents who are pushing the boundaries of creativity and expression.

Source: SABC

In other news – Longwe Twala is back in rehab to fight his drug demons

Sello “Chicco” Twala’s son Longwe, who is allegedly wanted by the police after being implicated in the murder of Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa, is languishing in a drug rehabilitation facility again. Longwe has been admitted to a rehabilitation centre in Brakpan, east of Johannesburg, after falling off the wagon.

Longwe Twala

His relapse occurred after he had successfully discarded his bad habits when he was at a drug rehabilitation centre in Tshwane in 2022.Meyiwa, who was a former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper, was shot and killed at his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo’s family home in Vosloorus in October 2014. Read more

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