- For many years, Tylo sat behind the scenes producing for Mi Casa
- He has now decided to step forward fully and make a career as an artist on his own
- Tylo aims to promote unity and bring the people of Mzansi together
Working as a producer for Mi Casa, Andy Tylo has finally got the chance to be in the front line. Mzansi Afrobeat and hip-hop star made his debut on Friday with his 10-track EP titled Naturally.
Born, Andy Bophela, this music artist is best known for two singles which both featured Durban rapper, Cool Prince. Nihamba Nibamba was released in 2017 and Dhala Mamaz released in 2018.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Tylo explained that the message that this EP sends, is one of him wanting to unify South Africans and we have been divided for a period of time.
He also wants to compile an exclusively South African sound. His wish is to export this sound to other countries to educate them on how we speak and what we do in Mzansi.
The album is a mixture of dialect and English and is packed together to form a genre, Tylo said.
The future holds some exciting happenings, like a collaboration with motswako rapper, Khuli Chana. Tylo described Chana’s sound as a fusion of Afrobeat and hip hop.
Tylo says that when he started, he was playing deep house but soon found out that his fans loved hip hop. He decided to make a fusion and that is where he is now.
Andy achieved a chemical engineering degree from Durban University of Technology before he decided to pursue a career in music.
Tylo said that his decision to obtain a degree in chemical engineering was due to the fact that he acquired a number of distinctions in his matric year.
He went on to say that it is always a parents’ desire for their child to be a doctor or engineer. He says that he is a hard worker and this resulted him in passing with flying colours!
After he had completed his degree, he was happy with the idea that he had now made his family happy and that is was time to focus on himself.
Tylo is the eldest of five siblings and was born in Pongola. He lost his dad when he was only nine, and says his mom’s great sense of humour was what kept the family going!
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