In a major coup, South African music star Toya Delazy will be performing at Pride in London this Saturday.
Delazy, who is one of Africa’s few proudly out LGBT artists, will be singing at the Women’s Stage in Soho at 6pm.
The singer told Mambaonline that she feels “supper happy” about performing at one of Europe’s biggest LGBT events.
She revealed that this will be her first-ever on-stage appearance at a Pride event.
When asked if there was any chance that we might see her perform at a Pride closer to home in South Africa, she replied: “Of course, I would love to.”
In January, Delazy was announced as the winner of Best International Song for her 2014 track Forbidden Fruit at the 9th Out Music Awards.
The video for the track was praised for challenging homophobia by including kissing gay and lesbian couples.
Her first album, Due Drop, won three 2013 SAMAs and scored a 2013 BET Nomination for Best International Act (Africa).
The star, who is now pursuing her career in Europe, is promoting a new track, NU High, locally and internationally.
In addition to a series of gigs in the UK, Delazy will be performing at Hamburg Pride in August. She has also launched a global dance off competition. Watch below.