Kelly Khumalo

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Kelly Khumalo
Birth nameKelly Nonhlanhla Khumalo
Born (1984-11-01) November 1, 1984 (age 35)
OriginSouth African
Genresafro pop music , house gospel, RNB
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, dancer, actress
LabelsBonsai Entertainment stable

Kelly Khumalo is a South African singer, actress and dancer.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9] Khumalo is from Spruitview in the East Rand. She was named the Best Newcomer of 2005 in the Afro Pop music circuit. In May 2013, at the 19th South African Music Awards (SAMA) held at Sun City, she won the Best Female Artist award.[10][11]

Speaking out about having been in an abusive relationship, in 2012 she became an advocate against domestic violence.[12] 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.[13] 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.[14][15]

Discography[edit]

  • TKO (2005)
  • Itshitshi (2006)
  • Siyajabula, (Universal, 2007)
  • Simply Kelly (2008)
  • The Past, The Present, The Future (Universal, 2012)
  • Back To My Roots (2014)
  • My truth(2017)
  • Unleashed (2018)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bambalele, Patience (25 November 2008). "The sound of African music". The Sowetan. Retrieved 1 July 2009.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Mabena, Khethiwe (19 November 2007). "Sexy Kelly to wear panties". The Times. Retrieved 1 July 2009.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Mother of all gigs to rock town". The Sowetan. 22 December 2008. Archived from the original on 19 January 2009. Retrieved 1 July 2009.
  4. ^ "Rhythm of the night". Daily Dispatch. 25 August 2007. Archived from the original on 24 July 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2009.
  5. ^ Owen, Therese (29 November 2006). "PE crowd hungry for Metro's celebs". The Star. Retrieved 1 July 2009.
  6. ^ Packree, Sharlene (27 December 2007). "Durban's New Year's bash options". Independent Online. Retrieved 1 July 2009.
  7. ^ Johwa, Wilson (5 November 2008). "South Africa: Musicians Sing Ruling Party's Praises". AllAfrica.com. Retrieved 1 July 2009.
  8. ^ Seretse, Gasebalwe (March 2008). "Urban Music Mixtape Launched". Mmegi. Retrieved 1 July 2009.
  9. ^ Madumo, Lesego (20 April 2009). "Joburg stars top SAMA nominees". Official website of Johannesburg. Archived from the original on 3 May 2009. Retrieved 1 July 2009.
  10. ^ "Kelly Khumalo shines at the SAMA 19", e-Buzz, 14 May 2013.
  11. ^ "Kelly Khumalo Scores Senzo Meyiwa’s Heart?" The Public News Hub, 7 July 2013.
  12. ^ "Toxic is an understatement, says Kelly Khumalo", Sowetan, 2 November 2012.
  13. ^ City Press. [1] Archived 7 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine, ‘I was an addict’ – Kelly Khumalo, 8 February 2012. Retrieved on 31 October 2014.
  14. ^ Bongani Hans and Kutlwano Olifant [2], He died in my arms – Kelly Khumalo, IOL news, 30 October 2014. Retrieved on 31 October 2014.
  15. ^ Citizen Reporter and Sapa [3], Kelly Khumalo now welcome at Meyiwa’s funeral, The Citizen, 30 October 2014. Retrieved on 31 October 2014.

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