iYA

Bio

iYA, born Nkhosiyabongwa Dlamini, is a musician from South Africa.

Her music career began as a member of The Afroctaves band. In 2015, the band entered the T55 National Talent Search competition and made it to the semi-finals. Since then, iYA has participated in numerous recordings as a session singer, writer and vocal arranger. Her sound is a blend of soul, RnB and Modern/contemporary Jazz. She attributes Gospel and the 90’s Soul/RnB to her Childhood and early music development.

iYA draws inspiration from God, as well as soul/jazz musicians like Robert Glasper, Esperanza Spalding, H.E.R. and PJ Morton. She has also been influenced by the likes of Erika Badu, Moonchild, Daniel Caesar and Somi.

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SZManzini, Swaziland
In operation since: 
2021

Contact

+268 7602 1920
Ndumiso Dlamini

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