Yohani Diloka de Silva
Yohani Diloka de Silva, popularly known as Yohani (Sinhala: යොහානි දිලෝකා ද සිල්වා), is a Sri Lankan singer, songwriter, rapper and music producer.

Personal details
Born on 30 July 1993 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Yahani is the eldest of two daughters in the family and her father Prasanna de Silva is a retired Major General in the Sri Lankan army. She completed her early education at the Visakha College in Colombo and then went to England for doing her A/L exams. After returning to Sri Lanka, she completed a BSc. degree in Logistics Management in the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University in 2016. Then she went to Australia to follow a Masters Degree in Accounting.

As a music artist
Most of the works by Yohani are found on social media platforms such as YouTube. She is the first music artist in the country to receive over one million subscriptions on YouTube. Yohani's success as a music artist was begun with several cover songs that are published on her YouTube channel started in 2016. The uniqueness in her voice attracted a large audience mainly from South and East Asian countries. With the mass popularity she gained on social media platforms, Yohani expanded her domination as a singer on Sri Lankan live stages with other local artists.

Yohani released her first single ‘Aaye’ in August 2020 and it was followed by three more singles. In 2021, her Sinhalese cover song named "Manike Mage Hithe" went viral across South Asia, attracting the attention of several Bollywood personalities.

No Year Song Remarks
1 2020 Aaye Lang: Sinhala, Label: Pettah Effect
2 2020 Sitha Dawuna
Lang: Sinhala, Label: Pettah Effect
3 2020 Rawwath Dasin
Lang: Sinhala, Label: Theewra
4 2020 Merry Christmas Baby
Lang: English, Label: Pettah Effect
5 2021 Haal Massa
Lang: Sinhala, Label: Theewra
6 2021 Manike Mage Hithe (Cover song)
Lang: Sinhala, Label: C Music
7 2021 Awidan Yanawa
Lang: Sinhala, Label: Athaa Creations
8 2021 Shiddat Title Track (Official Female Version)
Lang: Hindi, Label: T-Series
9 2021 Ithin Adare
Lang: Sinhala, Label: Pettah Effect
10 2021 Moving On
Lang: English, Label: Pettah Effect & Theewra
11 2021 Unmada Prema Geeya
Lang: Sinhala
12 2022 Rider Fighter
13 2022 Gajaman Nona
Lang: Sinhala
14 2022 So Sri Lanka
Lang: English
15 2022 Manike (Thank God)
Lang: Hindi & Sinhala

1) Yohani by Pettaheffect is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
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This page was last updated on 15 January 2023

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