Tyla wins Grammy for newly established Best African Music Performance

South African music sensation Tyla has walked away with a Grammy for the newly established Best African Music Performance category at the 66th Grammy Awards, hosted by fellow South African Trevor Noah.

“I never thought I’d say I won a GRAMMY at 22 years old,” the South African singer said upon accepting the award. “If you don’t know me my name is Tyla, I’m from South Africa and last year God decided to change my whole life.”

“Thank you so much to God. Thank you to my team, my family. I know my mother’s crying somewhere in here. Thank you to the Recording Academy for this category it’s so important and I know I’m forgetting some things but I won a GRAMMY!”

Her song, ‘Water,’ out-shine stiff competition from established fellow African artists Davido (‘Unavailable’), Asake (‘Amapiano’), Burna Boy (‘City Boys’), and Ayra Starr (‘Rush’).

‘Water,’ was released in 2023, became a global hit, reaching the top 10 in 16 countries, including the UK and the US.

Congratulations to Tyla for making Mzansi proud.

Watch her acceptance speech below:

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