CapeTownMagazine.com

10 Questions For: Toya Delazy

Unwrapping Cape Town with you.
Also engage with our other channels
to find something you don't want to miss.
 
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
capetownmag

10 Questions For: Toya Delazy

As one of South Africa’s brightest stars, Toya DeLazy has been tearing up the charts and winning award after award. Her albums Due Drop and Ascension were incredibly well received and her music is an eclectic mix of jazz, pop and electro. The SAMA-winning hitmaker is also known for her unique style, so it comes as no surprise that the likes of Reebok and Legit have cashed in on her edgy appeal. 

1. How would you describe what you do for a living?
I'm an entertainer, I'm a pianist, singer, producer, composer, and I make music which people enjoy to have as ambiance or when they are going wild for the night or when they cry. I cater for people's musical needs, I have always considered music medicinal melody for the soul, that’s what I do, I bring the vibe.

2. What is your most vivid childhood memory?
Learning how to swim in grade one.

3. If you could invite any three people, dead or alive, for dinner, who would they be and why?
Amy Winehouse, my mother and a comedian to laugh at like Will Ferrell. Amy is cool and I think I would enjoy the conversations we would get into, my mom was just the most amazing person and she enjoyed a good laugh. Will Ferrell would be the guy we’re laughing at, he would be there solely for our entertainment.

4. If you ever found yourself auditioning for a music reality TV show, what song would you sing and why?
Yes!!! I auditioned for Popstars a year before I got signed by Sony Music Africa. I never made it through and I am glad for the judges PJ Powers, Azania and Zwai Bala. They basically told me I was too unique and that I must go start a band rather. I performed Bubbly by Collie Cailate

It's always better to choose a song that gives you space to breathe and release your voice, not too high, and also real lyrics that can be associated to the situation.

5. The South African cabinet should include a Minister of _______________________.
Education, but for real this time.

6. What would you say is the biggest misconception about you?
I think the biggest misconception is that I made it into the industry with the help of my family background and my surname. In varsity, I changed my surname to Boetelaiz so no one even knew about me. My family made me do it by myself to ensure that it’s really what I wanted, not just a phase.

7. What is your (honest) opinion of Cape Town?
I lived in Camps Bay, it’s beautiful, but the hood is quite stuck up. I could go into detail about what I have endured, but out of respect, I would rather advise them (the residents) to be more open minded about different cultures and people – it’s an education thing. Luckily, Camps Bay is not all that Cape Town is about. Cape Town is about beauty, international visitors swarming in all year round increasing the probability of cross cultural encounters, which I believe keeps the city youthful. Without diversity, it would be an old age home by the beach. It's hard to make friends in Cape Town, peeps tend to form cliques but once you make a friend it’s real. As a country girl, I was soothed by the way the Cape respects nature and values it. It becomes a part of your life and soothing for the spirit. It’s a great place for anyone needing to step out of the rat race for a breather.

8. What's the greatest fear you've had to overcome to get where you are today?
Thinking I wasn't good enough. We were never meant to be anything anyway, yet, like the creator that created us, our course inevitably is to create. Believing in myself helped me create the music I do today. Instead of questioning myself, I believed in myself as many things take self-belief away from us, yet that’s the one thing we should never let go of.

9. What's the one thing you'd like to achieve before you die?
When people think of me, they will feel courage to let their light shine and not conceal their true nature. It’s all about free living, and not being red taped and gagged by societal opinions. My children, my fans and the family I make one day will continue this legacy. One day, I wish to be part of the team that introduces the first free schooling education system in South Africa

10. Which well-known South African personality would you, without a doubt, be able to beat in a street fight and why?
Carl Wastie, because I'm taller than him and he is so sweet. I honestly don't think he can throw punches.

---

ABOUT #CapeTownMag10Q:

CapeTownMagazine.com’s 10 Questions project gets to know some of the Mother City’s most creative and inspiring people. From television personalities and musicians to politicians and entrepreneurs, we find out more about well-known and up-and-coming Capetonians. You can follow #CapeTownMag10Q on Twitter and Facebook to track recent interviews or read more here about our other awesome 10 Questions candidates

A FEW OF OUR OTHER 10Q CANDIDATES:

10 Questions For Music Blogger Tecla Ciolfi 

10 Questions For Performer Grant Almirall

---

Check out our events section for an up-to-date overview of happenings in Cape Town. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and if you have a smartphone, add m.capetownmagazine.com to your home screen for quick access on the go!

Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, join our Google+ circle, connect with us on LinkedIn, check out our photos on Instagram and follow our Pinterest boards for updates on what’s happening in and around the Mother City!

Cape Town Events Calendar
September 2019
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30

a4_arts_foundationZanele Muholi Wants You To See The ...

And it’s free at the A4 Arts Foundation

Land_RewovenSee This Fascinating Interpretation of ...

Artist MJ Lourens pairs his modern landscapes with Pierneef’s, plus there’s cheese ...

Sure_Thing_2Don’t Miss This Young Artist’s ...

Mitchell Gilbert Messina's mock-ups and sketches in Woodstock are all about aspiration

sotano_lambTwo Lamb Burgers For the Price Of One

R110 gets you two fully stacked meals at both Sotanos

rodan_kane_hartRodan Kane Hart: Making the Most of ...

An expansive gallery and pristine outdoor landscape showcase a free exhibition by a young ...

William_Kentridge_2A Monumental Exhibition To Open At The ...

The iconic South African artist’s largest exhibition in Africa in over a decade

blowfish_new_4Half-Price Sushi Every Wednesday and ...

And drink in the sunset and view (and a cocktail)

Kinky BootsSmash-Hit Kinky Boots Extended To 2020 ...

With music by Cyndi Lauper, several Tonys and a Laurence Olivier Award

chicha4Get To Know Your Wine: Wednesdays are ...

Sample some fine wines and meet the makers behind your favourite tipple

Cherry_Glamping3Team Building is For Bonding, So Ditch ...

Hiking, biking, canopy tours and luxury glamping just 50 minutes outside of Cape Town

zingara_bombay5 Happy Hours, Every Day of The Week

And Cafe Paradiso has a weekend seafood platter special for two

Nom Nom_New1Something New: Invent Your Own Gin at ...

All-new DIY gin bar, double your wine every Wednesday, PLUS: an all-new menu to share

vredenheim_2019_9Picnic Among The Golden Wildebeest on ...

A family game drive with a difference at Vredenheim

kaskaziBoost Your Week With A Hump Day Kayak ...

The chance to see ocean and bird life at sunrise and get to work on time

cocosafar_steak1From Rib Eye To Vegetarian – Here Are ...

Gourmet burgers and steak, as well as cocktails, are now on the menu at this all-day cafe ...

La Paris_Deli2Wednesday Delights at La Paris Deli in ...

A bakery and bistro experience at one of the most beautiful winelands wedding venues, now ...

cartelcafe6Lunch Sorted: A Midweek Buffet At The ...

Fill up your plate and tuck into a tasty lunch spread every Wednesday and Thursday: From ...

two_oceans_aquariumMake Memorable Moments at Cape Town’s ...

Throw a party unlike any other at the Mother City’s underwater wonderland

Comedyclub_new11End Hump Day With a Laugh At The ...

Share the experience at Cape Town Comedy Club in the Waterfront’s Pumphouse every ...

Om Revolution vinyasa poseHave an Outdoor Yoga Experience with ...

Embrace your inner yogi outdoors

asamisOverload On Asami’s Sushi And Noodles

Get sushi and noodle specials three days a week

HaskellVineyards 6Save On A Meal and Wine For Two At This ...

Haskell Vineyards offers patrons a delicious meal and glass of wine at a discounted price

glam_barBeauty Special: Gelish or Shellac Nails ...

Book via Whatsapp: Workday-perfect nail treatments with free rinse and discounts on all ...

OX boat rides 110% Off: See The Marine Big 5 on an ...

Whales, dolphins, penguins, cape fur seals and mola mola (sunfish), an awesome boat trip ...

theatre and film costume hire25% Off Hollywood-Calibre Costume ...

Wednesdays only: Gorgeous vintage cocktail dresses to realistic historical costumes for ...

Strolla ChickenHalf-Price Rotisserie Chicken (& sides) ...

Warm at the fireplace inside or sip Corona on the Sunset Deck in shorts and slops (while ...

house of hLook Who's Serving a R50 Lunch Special ...

Loved by locals, House of H now does delicious new lunch specials – from boerie rolls ...

Park Inn_RGB_ItalianDinnerSpecial5All-You-Can-Eat Italian Dinner Special ...

Made fresh right in front of you, with your choice of sauces and toppings – this is one ...

beluga_whisylounge2-for-1 Whisky Wednesdays at Beluga

Your midweek escape just got a whole lot better with the 2-for-1 Wednesday whisky special ...

grub&vine_wineFree Wine Tasting Every Wednesday at ...

Grub & Vine’s #VineNight hosts a different wine farm

Vergenoegd_duckrun1Cheer On The Ducks At Vergenoegd Löw

Bring the kids along to experience the Duck Parade

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips