Meet Latoya Nontokozo Buthelezi, Full Biography

Latoya Nontokozo Buthelezi, also known as Toya Delazy, is a South African singer, producer, pianist, dancer, and performer. She was born and brought up as a princess in KwaZulu Natal, even though she did not fit society’s expectations because she was a tomboy. Her connection to music was sparked when she was young, and she listened to classical music with her grandfather. Her great grandmother was also a composer, and when she was six years old, she fell in love with the piano. Toya’s royal ancestry is well known; she is the great-granddaughter of Princess Constance Magogo Sibilile Mantithi Ngangezinye kaDinuzulu and the granddaughter of Mangosuthu Buthelezi. Toya’s mother died in a car accident in 2008, and her father passed away in 2017, leaving her to rely on her grandparents for support.

Toya identifies as a queer African woman and met her partner eight years ago. She accepted her sexuality while writing songs for her debut album, Due Drop, for which she received three South African Music Awards. After graduating from high school, Toya enrolled in Howard College in Durban to pursue music and improve her skills. She would perform at events and put her album online to gain attention. She established her own record company, Delazy Records, after moving to London and put out the 10-track mixtape Jetlag. In December 2017, she released her final album, Uncommodified, which she refers to as the third and last installment of her musical trilogy that demonstrates the freedom she has attained as an artist and the significance of living a life without apology.

Toya’s social media handles are as follows: Instagram: @toyadelazy, Twitter: @ToyaDelazy, Youtube: Toya Delazy Official Toya Delazy, and Facebook: @Toyadelazy. In 2013, she was a contender for Best Foreign Artist at the BET Awards. Her net worth is unknown, and her height is 1.67m.