Yohani Diloka De Silva Born on 30 July 1993 in Colombo, Sri Lanka popularly known as Yohani is a Sri Lankan Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Music Producer, and businesswoman. 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.
Yohani Diloka De Silva was born on July 30, 1981 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. She is the daughter of a war veteran, ex-Army officer, Major general Prasanna De Silva, Major General is a senior rank in the Sri Lanka Army, a direct equivalent of the British Armed Forces of major general, the third-highest active rank of the Sri Lanka Army and his wife Dinithi De Silva who is an ex-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, 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 colours 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 prior to pursuing her career in music as an artist.