Toya Delazy announced as the new Powerpuff Girl

Picture: Twitter

The South African musician has been called a ‘perfect fit’ for the role of the new Powerpuff Girl, who makes her appearance later this month.

Popular Cartoon Network series The Powerpuff Girls announced yesterday that there will be a fourth Powerpuff Girl to join Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup in their quest to protect earth and entertain kids.

The character doesn’t have a name yet, is rumoured to be purple-themed (as seen in the emojis in the tweet above), but she is the first black Powerpuff Girl to join the team. This was announced in anticipation of the upcoming five-part ‘Power of Four’ mini-movie. The premiere will air on September 17.

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NME reports that Jamie Ondarza, senior vice-president at Turner Broadcasting in Southern Europe and Africa, stated: “Toya is definitely a perfect fit as the fourth Powerpuff Girl. She is confident, bubbly and quirky, all the values that we are familiar with, love and appreciate. We have a lot of surprises up our sleeves.”

The announcement has been well-received locally, with South Africans backing the new character and voice artist wholeheartedly:

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https://twitter.com/TumeloMDK/status/906045181035765760

Earlier the year, Delazy produced and sang her own version of the Powerpuff Girls theme song, which you can watch here:



 


 

 

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