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Tyla makes SA sweat after scooping her first Grammy

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South African Born songstress, Tyla Laura Seethal, bagged her first Grammy Award for the for the Best African Music Performance for her song ‘Water’.

The 66th Grammy Awards ceremony hosted South Africa’s very own, Trevor Noah, were held at the Peacock Theatre in Los Angeles, United States, yesterday.

Tyla was nominated amongst other South African artists including Noah, Musa Keys and Just 6.

The 22-year-old trailblazer is the first artist to win an award in the inaugural year for the category.

She went up against Davido Featuring Musa Keys for their song Unavailable and Ayra Starr for the song Rush.

Congratulatory messages for the hitmaker have been pouring in for the youngest South African Grammy Award winner.

Sports, Arts and Culture Minister, Zizi Kodwa, says Tyla’s success has been truly inspiring, confirming her status as a global superstar.
β€œTyla is a proud ambassador of South African arts and culture. I congratulate Tyla for a historic Grammy Award win, which comes before she has even released a full album. Continue to inspire and to raise the South African flag high”.
In giving recognition to the other South African artists who were nominated, the Minister says this shows the diverse South African artistic talent on display on the world stage.

Written by: Lindiwe Mpanza

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