Toya Delazy (Latoya Nontokozo Buthelezi)

Musician and WildAid ambassador for Africa

Toya Delazy is an acclaimed singer-songwriter who was born in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She is the granddaughter of Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a great-grandson of King Dinizulu and direct descendent of warrior-king Shaka. Toya is the great-granddaughter of Princess Magogo, a traditional Zulu composer. Toya began studying classical piano and composing music at the age of nine. She is a supporter of the Princess Mandisi Health Care Unit in Ulundi, a centre that cares for people living with HIV/AIDS. The South African Music Awards have honoured Toya in three categories: Newcomer of the Year, Best Pop Album and Best Producer. Now based in London, Toya has her own music label and tours extensively.