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‘Menike Mage Hithe’ among global top ten

3 October, 2021

The song Menike Mage Hithe sung by the popular female singer Yohani Diloka De Silva echoes in the international arena.

Winding back the clock to Yohani’s childhood, she grew up and schooled in Colombo. Yohani De Silva, born on July 30, 1993 in Colombo, had her education at Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo. She did her GCE Advanced Level examination in London and graduated from the Sir John Kotalawala Defence University with a BSc degree in Logistics Management in 2015.

In Australia she earned a Master’s Degree in Accounting. It is common knowledge that Yohani is the daughter of Major General Prasanna de Silva who rendered a commendable service to the country.

Yohani, whose song transcended all the boundaries, has already gained popularity by stealing all hearts. Speaking of this song, we find many factors which contribute to the popularity of this song. The use of words is highlighted. The colloquial language Dulan (lyricist ) has used is close to our hearts. That is why we feel this amazing song.

Each line rhymes with another. The catchy folk rhythm and interesting melody of the song can be seen as the main reason. Anyone can enjoy this song because there are no four-letter words in it. We should not lose sight of the fact that it is Satheeshan Rathnayake’s song.

On May 22, 2021 this song was sung by Yohani. The lyrics were penned by Dulan. The song was produced by Chamath Sangeeth in July 2020 during the pandemic. It was uploaded on YouTube on 22 May 2021 and has already surpassed 123 million views.

Indian audience bewitched

At present, Bollywood heroes such as Amitha Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Parineeti Chopra have become bewitched by Yohani ‘ s song. Many upcoming Indian singers can also be found to be singing this song at many musical shows.

Yohani has been featured in many international magazines as well. Amitha Bachchan had said that his granddaughter Navya Naveli Nandu edited the dance sequences from his iconic film ‘Kaalia’ and replaced the original song ‘Jahan Teri Yeh Nazar Hai’ with ‘Manike Mage Hithe’ in the video.

It is obvious that Yohani’s song has been engraved in all hearts. Indian singers, music producers and composers can be seen dancing to this Sri Lankan song. For example, Tiger Shroff, Madhuri Dixit, Parineeti Chopra, musician Sonu Nigam and music producer, composer Yashraj Mukhate are dancing to the tune of ‘Menike Mage Hithe’. Significantly, this song has been dubbed in many languages such as Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Punjabi, Nepali, Bengali, Bhojpuri and Malayalam by many artistes. Currently, the Bhojpuri version of the song has become a viral trend on social media.

Indian talent company signs Yohani

Another amazing fact is that Yohani has been signed by a major Indian entertainment company, Wingman India which was the management of Sri Lankan actress Jacqueline Fernandez and Indian celebrities. ‘Elated to be sharing this announcement with you. I have been exclusively signed as a @WingmanIndia#Artist and will be managed by @Supersonex india wide!’ she tweeted.

In America

We already know that Karolina Protesenko, a popular violinist, has taken the song to the streets in America. She has shared the video on her YouTube channel in which she played the violin to the tune of Menike Mage Hithe. It is clear that this song has captivated the hearts of the Americans.

Menike Mage Hithe (Menike on my mind) among the global top 10

The Sri Lankan song was at No. 7 on the YouTube Global charts last week. This song by Yohani and Satheeshan has touched the hearts of many. Yohani is the first Sri Lankan female singer to make history by receiving a huge international recognition through a song.

This song is popular not only in India but in many countries such as America, Bangladesh, and the Maldives. Obviously one can say that Yohani is an invader because she has already captured all the social media platforms such as Spotify, and Apple Music through her song.

Other songs adorned by Yohani’s heart-throbbing voice such as ‘Haal Messa’, ‘Viyole’, ‘Rawwath Dasin’ and ‘Awidinna Yanawa’ are enjoyed by us. Yohani better known as the Rap Princess has made her contribution to the enrichment of Sri Lankan popular music culture in many ways. ‘Deviyange Bare’ is a good example of her versatility. At the Raigam Award Ceremony, she won the Best Video Remake award. It is obvious that there will dawn a hopeful era for the Sri Lankan popular music culture.