Kelly Nonhlanhla Khumalo
11 November 1982
Kelly Khumalo (born November 11, 1982) is a South African singer, actress and dancer. Born in Spruitview, East Rand. She shot to fame after the release of her debut album T.K.O (2005). She was named the Best Newcomer of 2005 in the Afro Pop music circuit. The Past, The Present, The Future album was released in 5 November 2012. In May 2013, She scooped award at the 19th South African Music Awards.
Her tenth album The Voice of Africa (2020), with chart topping singles "Empini" was certified gold by Recording Industry of South Africa (RISA) and "Esiphambaweni" which peaked number one in the gospel charts.
Speaking out about having been in an abusive relationship, in 2012 she became an advocate against domestic violence. The singer confessed to being a drug addict for at least two years during her relationship with the singer Molemo Maarohanye, she attended Narcotics Anonymous meetings.
On 26 October 2014, her boyfriend Senzo Meyiwa captain of the South Africa men's national football team and club side Orlando Pirates with whom she has a child was shot dead in her presence at her family's home in Vosloorus.
|The Past,The Present,The Future|
|Back to My Roots|
|The Voice Of Africa (TVOA)|
Awards and Nominations
|Year||Award Ceremony||Nominated work||Result||Ref.|
|2013||SAMA||Best Female Artist||Won|||
|2020||KZN Entrainment Awards||Pending|
- "Kelly Khumalo shines at the SAMA 19", e-Buzz, 14 May 2013.
- "Kelly Khumalo Scores Senzo Meyiwa’s Heart?" The Public News Hub, 7 July 2013.
- "Toxic is an understatement, says Kelly Khumalo", The Sowetan, 2 November 2012.
- City Press.  Archived 7 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine, ‘I was an addict’ – Kelly Khumalo, 8 February 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
- Bongani Hans and Kutlwano Olifant , He died in my arms – Kelly Khumalo, IOL news, 30 October 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
- Citizen Reporter and Sapa , Kelly Khumalo now welcome at Meyiwa's funeral, The Citizen, 30 October 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
- "Kelly Khumalo The Voice Of Africa (TVOA) Album", Afrobeat ZA, 10 October 2020.
"Gospel Song Release - Esphambanweni featuring Dr Hlengiwe Mhlaba", AmenRadio, 12 Sept 2020.