Exclusive: Kelly Khumalo On #LiveWithKellyKhumalo S2
Kelly Khumalo On #LiveWithKellyKhumalo S2
Vocal goddess Kelly Khumalo, is gearing up for the much-anticipated release of her upcoming album, The Voice Of Africa.
The songstress who is one of the country’s most decorated musicians continues to keep her legion of fans mesmerized with her great vocals. Kelly has bagged several awards in the country, and she is a meticulous planner of note who recently dipped her fingers in a solid business venture, with the launch of her very own gin.
Kelly says she is thrilled about her new body of work, and fans can expect to be taken into a journey of self-reflection of who we are as Africans.
“The album tells the stories of Africa, the richness of our culture and just who we are as Africans, hence the album is called The Voice of Africa.”
The songstress has worked with talented people on the album, including the likes of music producer Mondli Ngcobo, and Msaki.
“Msaki was the first person I started working with on the album, it was a breath of fresh air to have a female producer, who is also a musician,” she says.
Kelly says working with Mondli is always nothing short of amazing due to his talent.
The award-winning songstress recently dropped her new single Esiphambanweni featuring celebrated Gospel powerhouse Dr Hlengiwe Mhlaba. Esiphambanweni is an uplifting worship song about grace and sacrifices God makes for his people. Speaking about working with Dr Hlengiwe Mhlaba she says it was weird because they didn’t get to be in studio together, but they produced a great song.
“I didn’t choose Dr. Hlengiwe. God did, never in my wildest dream would I imagine the Goddess of Gospel in a song with me but somehow she is, thank God for Mondli. Esiphambanweni sums up my Journey with God, how He cares, provides, protects, teaches and chooses to bless me through it all. I want people to remember God’s love for them and the significance of the Cross.”
“It was a bit strange because we did not get to be in studio together with Hlengiwe due to covid-19, she recorded in Durban and I recorded in Johannesburg but we delivered,” says Kelly.
The single follows hot on the heels of Kelly’s smash hit Empini, which forms part of the album’s tracklist. The 8 track album is set to drop on October 9, and many are already on the edge of their seats.
The star recently launched her Gin Controversy and she says it has been doing great in the market.
“It’s doing exceedingly well and we are looking at expanding the distribution which is something that we are busy working on, so it’s doing great,” she says.
The songstress has been of the country’s most consistent singers since she shot to fame, and speaking about her growth she says,
“Growing in the music industry has been very empowering, liberating, and self assuring.”
Kelly who has her own reality show Life With Kelly, which gives her legion of fans a front-row seat into her life as a single mother of two, who is juggling parenting with the build-up to the release of not just her new album, The Voice of Africa, but also her first gin, appropriately titled Controversy, did not comment on whether season 2 of the show is coming.
This follows after rumors have been doing rounds that season 2 has been given a greenlight by Showmax, but Kelly said we should ask the streaming platform.