|Full name||Yohani Diloka de Silva (in Sinhala: යොහානි දිලෝකා ද සිල්වා) India Today|
|Profession(s)||Singer, Rapper, Music Producer, and Songwriter|
|Famous For||Singing the cover song 'Manike Mage Hithe'|
|Known As||Rap Princess in Sri Lanka She The People|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 4”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 55 kg
in pounds- 121 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||30-28-32|
|Debut||YouTube Video: Pehla Nasha/ Penena Nisa (30 May 2016)
|Date of Birth||30 July 1993 (Friday)|
|Age (as of 2021)||28 Years|
|Birthplace||Colombo, Sri Lanka|
|Hometown||Colombo, Sri Lanka|
|School||Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo, Sri Lanka|
|College/University||• BSc in Supply Chain and Logistics Management from General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Colombo, Sri Lanka
• Master of Professional Accounting from CQUniversity Rockhampton North, Rockhampton, Australia
|Educational Qualification||• BSc in Supply Chain and Logistics Management (2013-2015)
• CQUniversity Rockhampton North, Rockhampton, Australia (2017-2018) LinkedIn- Yohani De Silva
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Prasanna de Silva (Army Officer posted at the Major General rank)
Mother- Dinithi de Silva (former air hostess at Sri Lankan Airlines)
|Siblings||Sister- Shavindri de Silva (studying medicine in Sri Lanka)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Yohani
- Yohani is a Sri Lankan, singer, rapper, songwriter, and lyricist.
- During her childhood, she shifted to various cities in Sri Lanka due to her father’s transferrable job.
- With the release of her rap cover song ‘Deviyange Bare’ in 2018, she started getting popular.
- In an interview, she shared how she thought of becoming a singer. She said.
I loved music right from when I was much younger. My mother helped me learn the piano, then I got professional training for it from a couple of teachers. I love guitar too, but I learned it by watching YouTube videos. I’m passionate about music, so it all just came together nicely. I want to live my life with music being a constant accompaniment to it.”
- Some of her other popular YouTube videos are ‘Dushyanth Weeraman’ (2019), ‘Sulaga Nuba Wage’ (2020), and ‘Haal Massa’ (2021).
- In 2019, she received Raigam Tele’es Award for the ‘Mashup Song of the Year.’
- She has millions of views on her self-titled YouTube channel, and as of October 2021, she has 2.95 million followers on her channel.
- She was associated with the Sri Lankan music writer Dilanjan Seneviratne’s music label ‘Pettah Effect’ in 2020, and under the music label, she has sung songs like ‘Aaye’ and ‘Sitha Dawuna.’
- Yohani gained immense popularity with her cover song ‘Manike Mage Hithe’ released in 2021 under the music label C Music.
- Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, and Tiger Shroff made Instagram reels on the song ‘Manike Mage Hithe.’ Another video on the song which went viral on social media was of an IndiGo Air hostess.
- During an interview, Yohani shared how she got an offer to sing the song ‘Manike Mage Hithe.’ She said,
It started with a TikTok video. I created the song with just a piano, sitting in front of my phone. It did well, and then – the producer of the song, Chamath Sangeeth of then called me and said, “Do you want to sing the whole song?” We then recorded the song even when the lockdown in Sri Lanka was on. The original song is sung by Satheeshan Rathnayaka and the lyrics were written by Dukan ARX.”
- She then lent her voice for the Hindi film ‘Shiddat’ (2021)’s female version of the title track.
- During an interview, she shared her journey as a singer. She said,
Music has always been a part of my life since I was small. I used to play piano when I was small. Singing happened when I was in university. Before that, I played the trumpet and french horn in school, and learned to play guitar. I opened my YouTube account soon after I started to sing during my university time, and that’s when I started doing the covers.”
- Yohani has appeared on the cover page of various Sri Lankan magazines.
- In 2021, she was signed by Samsung as a brand ambassador for the Samsung Galaxy Z series.
- She is an avid animal lover and owns a pet dog named Kitty.
- She loves going on adventurous sports and horse riding in her leisure time.
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- In 2021, she was invited as a guest in one of the weekend episodes of the TV reality show ‘Bigg Boss 15.’
- Yohani was honoured at Dr. Rewant Vikram Singh Director (Swami Vivekananda), Indian Cultural Centre, High Commission of India in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2021.
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