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

For more on Kelly Khumalo's life and career, take a listen:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Science students should be looking at ways to create jobs - professor

Science students should be looking at ways to create jobs - professor

Prof. Senamile Masango talks about her Standard Bank Top Women award and her vision of marrying science and entrepreneurship.

Weighing up the cost and the benefit of a loyalty programme

Weighing up the cost and the benefit of a loyalty programme

Certified financial planner Paul Roelofse on choosing and unlocking the value of loyalty programmes.

'SA has to become more efficient in managing its water resources'

'SA has to become more efficient in managing its water resources'

The Future Water Institute's Dr Kevin Winter says the current spread of agriculture should be reviewed.

Social media creates new layer of identity - psychologist

Social media creates new layer of identity - psychologist

Khosi Jiyane looks at our need for social approval and how it can get out of hand on social media.

'Toni Morrison instrumental in evolution of English language'

'Toni Morrison instrumental in evolution of English language'

Arts journalist Karabo Kgoleng pays tribute to the literary icon, along with commissioning editor Mbali Skosana.

Raising girls: 'We need to start having meaningful conversations'

Raising girls: 'We need to start having meaningful conversations'

Parenting expert Nikki Bush on the importance of choosing mentors, the concept of 'seriti' and feminine intuition.

Popular articles
Blueberry production – and employment - skyrockets to all-time high

Blueberry production – and employment - skyrockets to all-time high

In 2014, 1000 people had blueberry jobs. By 2023 it could be 26 000. Bruce Whitfield interviews the industry's Sean Tager.

Old Mutual ups the ante in its bitter battle with Peter Moyo

Old Mutual ups the ante in its bitter battle with Peter Moyo

Bruce Whitfield interviews Peter de Beyer (Old Mutual Non-Executive Director) and Karl Gevers (Benguela Global Fund Managers).

[WATCH] Man records every treadmill run over 8 months... and shows weight loss

[WATCH] Man records every treadmill run over 8 months... and shows weight loss

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[WATCH] Pilot filming aftermath of his plane crashing into ocean goes viral

[WATCH] Pilot filming aftermath of his plane crashing into ocean goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Standard Bank says comedy of errors with bond applicant 'a once off'

Standard Bank says comedy of errors with bond applicant 'a once off'

Only when consumer journalist Wendy Knowler chased Standard Bank did they admit wrongdoing that cost a client R41 000.

SA’s richest woman opens up about being a refugee and becoming a billionaire

SA’s richest woman opens up about being a refugee and becoming a billionaire

Magda Wierzycka – Sygnia’s renegade CEO – on her attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

[WATCH] Father and daughter dance-off changes tune when she starts twerking

[WATCH] Father and daughter dance-off changes tune when she starts twerking

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.