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Tyla Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Tyla Quick Info
Height 5 ft 5 in
Weight 50 kg
Date of Birth January 30, 2002
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Eye Color Dark Brown

Tyla is a South African singer, songwriter, musician, and performer who shot to global acclaim with her 2023 single Water. It became the first song by a South African soloist to enter the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in 55 years. A top ten hit in a dozen countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, the song got her nominated in the “Best African Music Performance” category at the 2024 Grammy Awards. In addition to that, her discography also consists of many other tracks which include the likes of Getting Late (ft. Kooldrink), Overdue (ft. DJ Lag and Kooldrink), Been Thinking, To Last, and Girl Next Door (ft. Ayra Starr).

Born Name

Tyla Laura Seethal

Nick Name


Tyla as seen while smiling during a video interview with Capital FM Kenya in 2021
Tyla as seen while smiling during a video interview with Capital FM Kenya in 2021 (Capital FM Kenya / YouTube / CC BY 3.0 DEED)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Johannesburg, South Africa


South African



Tyla studied at Edenglen High School and matriculated in the year 2019. She was also the school’s head of culture in 2019.

After that, she went on to pursue a degree in mining engineering but eventually decided to commit to her music career full-time.


Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Performer


  • Siblings – Whitney (Older Sister), Tyrese (Younger Brother), Sydney (Younger Sister) (Social Media Personality, TikTok Star)


Her first manager was Garth von Glehn.


Pop, Amapiano, R&B




Fax, Epic Records



Tyla as seen in Oberhausen, Germany in March 2023
Tyla as seen in Oberhausen, Germany in March 2023 (Tyla / Instagram)


5 ft 5 in or 165 cm


50 kg or 110 lbs

Race / Ethnicity

Mixed (Black, Asian, and White)

Tyla is of Zulu, Indian, Mauritian, and Irish descent.

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Charming appearance

Tyla as seen while posing for the camera in November 2023
Tyla as seen while posing for the camera in November 2023 (Tyla / Instagram)

Tyla Facts

  1. She was nominated for the South African Music Award for “Music Video of the Year” for the song Getting Late (ft. Kooldrink) in 2022.
  2. On July 28, 2023, Tyla released her song Water as the lead single from her upcoming debut studio album Tyla. The song peaked at #1 on the US Afrobeats Songs (Billboard) chart, US World Digital Song Sales (Billboard) chart, UK Hip Hop/R&B (OCC) chart, UK Afrobeats (OCC) chart, South Africa Airplay (TOSAC) chart, Suriname (Nationale Top 40) chart, and New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) chart. Also, it was certified ‘Gold’ by the Recorded Music NZ as well as Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and ‘Silver’ by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).
  3. On November 17, 2023, the remixes of Water featuring American rapper Travis Scott and DJ Marshmello were both released.
  4. Tyla was awarded the “Best Female Artist” at the African Entertainment Awards USA in 2023.
  5. In 2023, she was nominated at the Soul Train Music Awards in the “Best New Artist” category.
  6. She was nominated in the “Best Produced Music Video” category at the South African Music Awards in 2023 for the track Been Thinking.
  7. During the Dolce & Gabbana afterparty at Milan Fashion Week, she made her first public performance in 2023.
  8. Tyla has garnered a huge social media fan base with more than 4 million followers on Instagram and more than a million subscribers on YouTube.
  9. In February 2024, Tyla won the Grammy Award for “Best African Music Performance” for Water.

Featured Image by Capital FM Kenya / YouTube / CC BY 3.0 DEED

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