Tyla gives Vogue a look inside her Grammys prep

Tyla gives Vogue a look inside her Grammys prep

Tyla says she always dreamed of "bringing more attention back home to our culture, our music, our dancing, and everything that is South African".

Tyla wearing a Versace gown
Grammy Award winner Tyla/ YouTube (Vogue)

'Water' hitmaker Tyla has given Vogue magazine a peek inside her preparations for the 2024 Grammys. 

The 22-year-old made history on Sunday night when she became the youngest South African to win an award at the ceremony. 

Tyla won her first-ever Grammy in the 'Best African Music Performance' category - beating the likes of Davido, Burna Boy, Ayra Starr, ASAKE, and Olamide. 

Vogue's cameras were on hand to capture the build-up to her big night. She was featured in a 'Get Ready for the Grammys' video shared on the publication's YouTube page. 

Tyla wore a custom Atelier Versace gown. According to the luxury Italian label, the look took more than 230 hours to complete.

Donatella Versace shared a picture of Tyla's dress on her Instagram page.

"@tyla, you embody everything Versace stands for- power, creativity and confidence. I’m so excited to watch your journey as you conquer the world. Congratulations on an amazing night and winning your first Grammy!" she wrote.

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Tyla's best friend and creative director, Thato 'Thegmn' Nzaminade, was on hand to make sure she looked her best. She also got some help from stylists Katie Qian and Lee Trigg. 

Louis Souvestre created a unique hairstyle, while Matthew Fishman did her makeup. 

Tyla told Vogue that she loved her final look for the awards show. 

"It's so cute, I like it... I'm shining on that carpet. It's a moment," she said just before heading out the door to make music history. 

Tyla also chatted about her chart-topping hit, 'Water'. She said she knew it was going to be a hit after having a dream about the song. 

"I had a dream that the song was going to blow up, and it ended up happening—so maybe I have superpowers," she joked.

The 'Truth or Dare' singer also spoke about what it means to fly South Africa's flag on the international music stage. 

"[I’ve always dreamt of] bringing more attention back home to our culture, and our music, and our dancing, and everything that is South African.”

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