Yohani Height, Weight, Age, Family, Facts, Education, Biography

Yohani Height, Weight, Age, Family, Facts, Education, Biography
Yohani Quick Info
Height 5 ft 5 in
Weight 58 kg
Date of Birth July 30, 1993
Zodiac Sign Leo
Eye Color Dark Brown

Yohani is a Sri Lankan singer, songwriter, rapper, music producer, YouTuber, and businessperson who had started her career in the entertainment industry by recording covers of popular songs and uploading them on YouTube. She had first started to get recognized after posting a rap cover of a popular song titled Deviyange Bare. She shot to global fame in May 2021 after releasing her cover of the 2020 Sinhala song Manike Mage Hithe. As of September 2021, that particular video on her channel had crossed the mark of 125 million views and she had also become the first Sri Lankan female singer to surpass the mark of 2.5 million subscribers on YouTube. Her debut Sinhala-language solo studio album, featuring 12 songs, was set to be released during a live concert in December 2021. Besides her exploits as a singer, she also runs a business revolving around the import and export of musical instruments.

Born Name

Yohani Diloka de Silva

Nick Name

Rap Princess of Sri Lanka

Yohani as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2021
Yohani as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2021 (Yohani / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Residence

Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Nationality

Sri Lankan

Education

Yohani had attended the Visakha Vidyalaya, a central government-funded girls’ school in Colombo. After her high school graduation, she had spent a few years in the United Kingdom. Upon her return, she had joined General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University in Colombo, a joint services academy where cadets of the Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Navy, and Sri Lanka Air Force are trained before they go for their pre-commission training to their academies. She had pursued a course in logistics management and professional accounting there. She had later enrolled herself in Central Queensland University, an Australian public university. She had attained a master’s degree in accounting from there.

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Music Producer, YouTuber, Businessperson

Yohani as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2021
Yohani as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2021 (Yohani / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Prasanna de Silva (Former Army Officer)
  • Mother – Dinithi de Silva (Former Air Hostess at Sri Lankan Airlines)
  • Siblings – Shavindri de Silva (Younger Sister)

Genre

Pop

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

  • Pettah Effect
  • Red Bull Records

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 5 in or 165 cm

Weight

58 kg or 128 lbs

Yohani as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2021
Yohani as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2021 (Yohani / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

She is of Sinhalese descent.

Hair Color

Black

She often tends to dye her hair silver, purple, red, blue, or pink.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Slender frame
  • Center-parted, neck-length, straight hair
  • Affable smile
  • Gleaming face

Brand Endorsements

In February 2020, an FMCG company called Prima had signed her up as their brand ambassador for their Kottu Mee brand of instant noodles and other snacks, for a period of 2 years.

Yohani as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2021
Yohani as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2021 (Yohani / Instagram)

Yohani Facts

  1. Owing to her father’s military position, Yohani grew up shuttling frequently between different places and military bases in Sri Lanka.
  2. She had developed a keen interest in music as a child, and it was her mother who had encouraged her to pursue musical training rigorously.
  3. She was also actively involved in sports during her school days and was an accomplished swimmer and water polo player. At Visakha Vidyalaya, she was a school colors holder.
  4. Following months of recording covers, in March 2019, she had joined a local record label called Pettah Effect.
  5. The following year, she was signed up by Red Bull Records for a single, and her debut track, titled Aaye, was released in August 2020.

Featured Image by Yohani / Instagram

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