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Yohani Biography – All about the “Manike Mage Hithe” fame Singer

Yohani Diloka de Silva, popularly known as Yohani, is a Sri Lankan singer, songwriter, rapper, music producer, YouTuber. She is also famous on TikTok and a businesswoman of musical instruments imports and exports. She started her music career as a YouTuber.

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Realname: Yohani Diloka de Silva
Profession: Sri Lankan singer
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Known for: Manike Mage Hithe
Age: 28 Years

Yohani Diloka de Silva (Sinhala: යොහානි දිලෝකා ද සිල්වා; born 30 July 1993), popularly known as Yohani, is a Sri Lankan singer, songwriter, rapper, music producer, YouTuber. She is also famous on TikTok and a businesswoman of musical instruments imports and exports.

She started her music career as a YouTuber. She soon gained recognition for her rap cover of ‘Deviyange Bare’ and released many covers of her singing and rapping which have earned her the title “Rap Princess” of Sri Lanka. She rose to prominence and gained global recognition for her cover of “Manike Mage Hithe”.

Yohani Biography
Yohani Biography

She also became the first Sri Lankan female singer to surpass a total of 2.97 million subscribers on YouTube. This time the Sri Lankan singer sang in Bollywood movies. In an interview, Yohani de Silva said that she likes Bollywood songs very much.

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Yohani has also learned Hindi as she wants to sing Bollywood songs. On the day of expressing that wish, her hopes were really fulfilled in a few days. She recorded the song for the Bollywood film Shiddat on September 29, 2021.

Yohani Biography
යොහානි ද සිල්වා
Born
Yohani Diloka de Silva

30 July 1993 (age 28)

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Education Visakha Vidyalaya
Alma mater General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Central Queensland University
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • model
Years active 2016–present
Known for “Manike Mage Hithe”
Parents
  • Prasanna de Silva (father)
  • Dinithi de Silva (mother)
Awards Raigam Tele’es Award for the Mashup song of the year (2019)

Personal life (Yohani Biography)

Yohani was born on 30 July 1993 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. She is the daughter of a former Army officer Major General Prasanna de Silva and his wife Dinithi de Silva who is a former air hostess at Sri Lankan Airlines.

Yohani has one younger sister, Shavindri de Silva, who is currently studying medicine to pursue her passion as a doctor. Due to their father’s military position, both girls grew up in various places including Colombo District, with different bases in Sri Lanka.

Yohani’s interest and practice in music started early on in life, and it was her mother who identified her keenness and prompted her to pursue this passion at a young age. She was also heavily involved in sports, as a celebrated swimmer and water polo player at Visakha Vidyalaya eventually leading to her becoming a school colors holder. Her years in the United Kingdom right after school helped broaden her horizons of the world as well as music.

Yohani completed her higher education in Logistics Management and Professional Accounting from the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University prior to pursuing her career in music as an artist. She also obtained a master’s degree in accounting in Australia.

Yohani
Yohani

Career

Yohani’s music career took center stage upon her return to Sri Lanka in March 2019. She joined Pettah effect, a record label that was co-founded by Dilanjan, and had much young talent running the show. In February 2020, Prima Kottu Mee signed Yohani as their Brand Ambassador for two years, which stands to be one of her first-ever significant brand endorsements.

In the months that followed, Yohani got signed by Red Bull Records for a single, and her debut single ‘Aaye’ premiered in August 2020. An unexpected twist for her fan base, Aaye dove deep into her personal journey; her experience in the industry and the public eye.

The latter part of 2020 saw Yohani reviving the nation with her stunning singles. The second such is Sitha Dawuna a collaboration with Chamath Sangeeth in September 2020.

The third was a song that reverberated a wave of emotion through the citizens who endured a 30-year war on the island, especially those connected to the military personnel that fought in the front lines.

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She took the highest number of views of 146 million views for a YouTube video “Manike Mage Hithe” cover song in May 2021. She had also completed her debut Sinhala album which features twelve songs and plans to launch it during a live concert around December 2021. She also was featured in Bigg Boss season 15 where she performed her famous song “Manike Mage Hithe” with Salman Khan.

Yohani Biography
Yohani Biography

Discography

Originals

Year Song Composer(s) Singer Writer(s) Label
2020 Merry Christmas Baby Yohani Yohani Dilanjan Seneviratne Pettah Effect
Aaye Yohani Yohani Dilanjan Seneviratne Pettah Effect
Rawwath Dasin Chanuka Mora Yohani Chanuka Mora Theewra
Sitha Dawuna Chamath Sangeeth Yohani Dulan ARX, Hiyum, Dilanjan Seneviratne Pettah Effect
2021 Haal Massa (Viyole Viyole) Yohani Yohani Rajiv Sebastian Theewra
Manike Mage Hithe (Cover song) Chamath Sangeeth Yohani, Satheeshan Dulan ARX C Music
Awidan Yanawa Shenal Maddumage Yohani, Funky Dirt Murshad Huvais Athaa Creations
Ithin Adare ඉතින් ආදරේ Yohani, Harinie Weerasinghe Yohani Dilanjan Seneviratne

Bollywood Film

Year Film Song Singer(s) Writer(s) Composer(s)
2021 Shiddat Shiddat (Female) Yohani Manan Bhardwaj
2022 Thank God Manike Mage Hithe Hindi Remake TBA Tanishk Bagchi

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