Kelly Khumalo Biography, Age, Songs, Height, Net Worth, and Career

Kelly Khumalo Biography, Age, Net Worth, Height, and Career

Kelly Khumalo, a South African singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer, was (born on November 11, 1984). She was discovered while performing a gospel talent search in Nquthu, KwaZulu-Natal. After signing a record deal with Bomsai Entertainment, she released her debut studio album T.K.O. (2005).

In 2005, after her debut album (T.K.O) was released, she received the Afro Pop music industry award for Best Newcomer.

That same year on November 5, 2012, the album The Past, The Present, The Future was made released. She won the 19th South African Music Awards in May 2013.

Elements of R&B, Afro-pop and Gospel were introduced in The Voice of Africa, Khumalo’s tenth album, released in 2020 South Africa awarded the album a gold certification.


Original NameKelly Nonhlanhla Khumalo
Place of BirthKatlehong, South Africa
Date of BirthNovember 11, 1984 (age 39 years old)
OccupationSinger and Songwriter
RelationshipAlleged Domestic Violence
Net Worth$2 million

Early Life and Career

Kelly Khumalo went to KwaZulu-Natal after being born in Katlehong. In 1997, she moved to Gauteng.  Itshitshi (2005), T.K.O. (2006)

The South African music industry honored Kelly with two nominations for Song of the Year and Best Afro Pop Album for her debut solo album T.K.O, which was released on August 19, 2005.

Her second studio album, Itshitshi, was released on September 27, 2006.

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Back to My Roots (2014), My Truth (2016), The Past, The Present, and The Future (2012), Unleashed (2016), and (2018)

The Past, The Present, The Future album was made available in South Africa on November 5, 2012.

Her album The Past, The Present, The Future received Best Female Artist of the Year at the 19th SAMA Awards (2013).

Asine, a song from her album Back to my Roots, was released in October 2014 and nominated for Song of the Year at the Metro FM Awards (2015) as well as Best African Adult Album at the South African Music Awards XXXI (2015).

Kelly Khumalo Biography, Age, Net Worth, Height, and Career

In March 2016, Kelly started work on her seventh studio album. Her seventh studio album, My Truth, was released on October 28, 2016. At the 2017 Metro FM Awards, My Truth was named Best Female Album.

Kelly started working on her eighth studio album in January 2018. On July 9, 2018, she released the album’s lead single, Jehovah, which features J F.L.O.

She revealed her second song, Dance Comigo, on her Instagram account on October 9, and it was released on October 12, 2018.

In South Africa, her album Unleashed was made available on November 5, 2018. Mondli Ngcobo produced the record.  Gospel Explosion Concert, The Voice of Africa, 2020-present

The debut song from her album, Empini, was released on August 28. The Recording Industry of South Africa awarded the song a gold certification after it sold 80 000 units and received 12 million YouTube views.

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The Voice of Africa, her ninth studio album, was released on October 9, 2020. Mondli Ngcobo was in charge of production.

With sales of 25,000 units in South Africa, The Voice of Africa received a gold certification. Her tune Empini garnered a nomination for Best Female Artist in South Africa at the 6th All Africa Music Awards ceremony.

The gospel music chart’s highest point was reached by Esiphambaweni, which included South African singer Hlengiwe Mhlaba.

The Voice of Africa received a nomination for Best Afro-pop Album at the 27th South African Music Awards. She recorded the live edition of The Voice of Africa in November 2021.

Khumalo performed at her inaugural annual Gospel Explosion Concert in April 2022, which had two nights on April 15 and 16 at Johannesburg’s Lyric Theatre. After two successful dates, she added a third one in April that will take place in Vaal on May 28.


She began filming episodes of her Showmax reality series Life with Kelly Khumalo in 2021. She made an appearance in the etv show House of Zwide in September 2021.

Khumalo was named a judge for Stand Up SA in September 2021.

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She served as a special judge on Idols South Africa season 17 around the end of 2021.

She was confirmed as a contestant on Tropika Island of Treasure, season 10, at the beginning of April 2022.


At her family’s Vosloorus house on October 26, 2014, her partner Senzo Meyiwa, the captain of the South Africa men’s national football team and club team Orlando Pirates with whom she had a kid, was fatally murdered in front of her.

Khumalo is said to have known the shooter, as well as everyone else in the room, but she has stayed mute about their identity. There was no material discovered that connects the murder case.

Personal life

After coming forward about being in an abusive relationship, Kelly Nonhlanhla Khumalo started advocating against domestic abuse in 2012.

During her relationship with the musician Molemo Maarohanye, the singer admitted to abusing drugs for at least two years. During that time, she attended Narcotics Anonymous meetings.

Kelly Khumalo Net Worth

Kelly Khumalo is a South African singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer, with an estimated net worth of $2 million.

Social Media

With over 1m followers on Instagram, Kelly can’t be found with the username @kellykhumaloza

People Also Ask for FAQs

What is the Net Worth of Kelly Khumalo?

Kelly Khumalo is a South African singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer, with an estimated net worth of $2 million.

Who is Kelly Khumalo Dating?

Kelly Khumalo keeps his personal and love life private, but in the past, she was in an abusive relationship with Molemo Maarohanye

How old is Kelly Khumalo?

Kelly Khumalo’s current age is 39 years old.

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