Background Singer, Keyboard, Trumpet.


The Black and White Funks is a Toronto based band of talented professional musicians with a breadth of experience in the music industry.  The band performs a variety of genres from Soul to Funk to Top 40 and everything in between.  With such a diverse set-list the audience is guaranteed to have a great time dancing and singing late into the night.  This musical collective can perform in any configuration from an acoustic duo up to a 9 piece band and a DJ. The performances are tailored to the event in question ensuring top notch entertainment and great vibes.
Our lead singer, Royalty Malakia M. Di Iilha is an award-winning singer-songwriter who has shared the stage with Percy Sledge, Freddie Jackson, Regina Belle, and The Temptations just to name a few.  Her voice is very soulful and warm, powerful yet welcoming and instantly recognizable. Royalty’s vocals can be referenced to Jill Scott, Adele, Lady Gaga, Ledisi, and Aretha Franklin.
Combined with a commanding stage presence, energy and conviction, The Black and White Funks provide the highest quality musical entertainment with each performance.

Screen name:
The black and white funks
Member since:
Jun 01 2021
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years together:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
19 years


Chaka khan, Aretha Franklin, Ledisi, Amy Winehouse, Jill Scott, lady gaga, Sade, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, and much more.

Members Of Band

Malakia di illha - lead vocalist

Adele - background singer.

John - bass

Vince - lead guitar

Devon - trumpet

Casey - sax

Alex - keyboard/Piano


Saxophone, Piano, Bass, Guitar, Brass, Voice.