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President Ramaphosa Congratulates Tyla for Winning a Grammy Award 

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa extended heartfelt congratulations to rising star Tyla after she clinched the inaugural Grammys for Best African Music Performance. 

The accolade recognizes her chart-topping global hit “Water,” making her the first-ever recipient of this coveted award, triumphing over formidable competition from Nigeria’s Burna Boy, Davido, Ayra Starr, and Asake.

In a post on the X platform, President Ramaphosa praised Tyla, acknowledging her as the latest addition to a distinguished list of South African artists and musicians who have left an indelible mark on the world stage. “@Tyllaaaaaaa, we congratulate you and celebrate with you. Thank you for your authenticity and for flying the flag,” he tweeted.

The news of Tyla’s historic win rippled across social media, with many Africans lauding the Grammys as a momentous occasion for the continent’s musical talent. 

Notably, Burna Boy’s electrifying performance and South African comedian Trevor Noah hosting the event for a record fourth consecutive time added to the significance of the night.

Tyla’s breakthrough came with her viral sensation “Water,” which captivated audiences globally and became a summer anthem, smashing records on streaming platforms and dominating charts, including the Billboard Hot 100.

Expressing her excitement, Tyla, adorned in a custom Versace gown, exclaimed, “This is crazy! I never thought I’d say I won a Grammy at 22 years old!” Her achievement not only marks a personal milestone but also positions her as a trailblazer for young African artists.

Source: AfricaNews

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