No-one is responsible for your happiness but you - Kelly Khumalo

Songstress Kelly Khumalo hit the spotlight with the release of her 2005 debut album, TKO.

Since then she's been nominated for numerous South African Music Awards (Samas) and in 2013 won the Best Female Artist category.

Khumalo also branched out into an acting career, which included a recurring role on e.tv soapie, Rhythm City.

She chats to Phemelo Motene about her career and the void left by the death of producer and mentor Robbie Malinga at the end of 2017.

The two collaborated on several projects, including the hit singles Baby Please and Sobabili.

We started working together in 2007 when we released Sobabili...

Kelly Khumalo, Singer and actress

He called me in studio and said 'I've been wanting to work with you... I believe there's more to you than just gyrating on stage, you have a voice and I would like the world to see that about you.'

Kelly Khumalo, Singer and actress

Only godly people can see beyond what meets the eye and Robbie was just one of those people.

Kelly Khumalo, Singer and actress

Khumalo also proved herself as an actress and, as a self-styled free spirit, says she's been missing that role.

I get to do things (in acting) that I can't do in a lot of spaces. I'm such a free spirit and acting allows you to do that.

Kelly Khumalo, Singer and actress

The singer says that at this point in her life, she can describe herself as happy.

I think I'm at the place where I've learnt to accept the woman that I am and accept where I am in life and embrace that.

Kelly Khumalo, Singer and actress

You keep searching and you keep searching and you realise what you are searching for is right inside of you, No-one is is responsible for your happiness but you.

Kelly Khumalo, Singer and actress

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