Tyla singer of the viral hit ‘Water’ shocked her fans after the news that she studied mining engineering before focusing on music went viral.

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A summary of Tyla early life and her rise to fame

Tyla Laura Seethal  famously  as Tyla, is a South African singer and songwriter. She was born on the 30th of January 2002 and was raised in Johannesburg. She rose to fame in 2021 after she dropped her first single ‘Getting Late’ featuring Kooldrink which instantly became a hit in South Africa.

With her passion and hard work Tyla became an international sensation in 2023 after releasing her second single ‘Water’ which was a top ten hit in a many countries including the United Kingdom and Australia, and the first song by a South African singer to enter the US Billboard Hot 100 in 55 years.

Tyla’s ‘Water’ song has also been dominating the Tik Tok App with many A list celebraties dancing to its challenged. As of late Tyla is making waves in the music industry and has recently been nominated at the Grammy Awards.

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Tyla: From Mining Engineering to International Music Stardom

Tyla was recently interviewed by the famous international magazine PEOPLE where she shared about her educational background before joining music.

Charting with PEOPLE Tyla said:

“Music was always the plan, but when I consciously started working towards it, I was in my last year of high school. I was studying and writing my final exams but every weekend I made sure to go to the studio and just record, experiment, shoot pictures and just go for it.”

“When I finished school my parents asked me what I’m going to study and I told them immediately I want to go into music, however i studied mining engineering before convincing my parents for me to focus on music ” she says.

Tyla’s story from studying mining engineering to become an international star is a testament to her unwavering passion, innate talent, and the magnetic quality she possesses to captivate audiences.

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By Shamiso Miracle

Shamiso Miracle completed her degree in journalism and media studies at the University of Zimbabwe before honing her skills at Savanna News. She then went on to work at iHarare News, becoming a voice for everyday SA citizens who wanted to share their stories. When she's not writing news that entertains and inspires ,Shamiso is an avid reader and a wellness bunny.

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