Early Life and Breakthrough:
Kelly Khumalo was born on November 11, 1984, in Spruitview, a township near Johannesburg, South Africa. She grew up in a small house with her grandmother, who raised her after her mother passed away when she was just a child.
At the age of 21, Kelly burst onto the South African music scene with her debut album “TKO,” which quickly made her a household name. The album featured the hit song “Qinisela,” which became an instant hit across the country.
Family, Siblings, Parents, Children:
Kelly Khumalo is the daughter of Ntombi Khumalo and Jabulani Khumalo. She has two siblings, a brother named Zandile Khumalo, and a sister named Zandie Khumalo.
Kelly has two children, a son named Christian and a daughter named Thingo. Christian is the son of Prosper Mkwaiwa, a late businessman and musician, while Thingo’s father is the late South African soccer star, Senzo Meyiwa.
Education since Childhood:
Kelly Khumalo attended a primary school in her hometown of Spruitview before moving to Johannesburg for high school. She completed her secondary education at Aurora Girls’ High School in Randburg.
Career, Music, Awards:
Kelly Khumalo’s music career started in 2005 with the release of her debut album “TKO,” which quickly became a hit across South Africa. Since then, she has released several successful albums, including “Itshitshi,” “Siya Nqoba,” “Back to My Roots,” and “Unleashed.”
Kelly has won several awards throughout her career, including the South African Music Award (SAMA) for Best Female Artist in 2013 and Best Female Album in 2020. She has also been nominated for numerous other awards, including the MTV Africa Music Awards and the BET Awards.
Senzo Meyiwa and other scandals
Kelly Khumalo has had her fair share of scandals throughout her career. In 2014, her then-boyfriend, Senzo Meyiwa, was tragically shot and killed in her presence, leading to much speculation and controversy. In 2019, she was also linked to the death of her former fiancé, businessman and musician Prosper Mkwaiwa, who died of natural causes.
Houses and Cars and Other Big Assets:
Kelly Khumalo is known for her luxurious lifestyle, which includes multiple homes and cars. She currently owns a mansion in Johannesburg’s upmarket suburb of Bryanston, as well as a beach house in KwaZulu-Natal. She has been seen driving several high-end cars, including a Porsche Cayenne and a BMW X6.
Relationships, Baby Daddy, Boyfriend:
Kelly Khumalo has had several high-profile relationships throughout her career. She was engaged to businessman and musician Prosper Mkwaiwa, who tragically passed away in 2015. She also had a tumultuous relationship with Senzo Meyiwa, the father of her daughter Thingo, who was tragically killed in 2014.
Kelly has been linked to several other men over the years, including South African rapper Chad da Don and Zimbabwean businessman and socialite, Millionaire Mike Chimombe.
Other Businesses She Has and Her Net Worth:
In addition to her music career, Kelly Khumalo is also a successful businesswoman. She has her own line of fragrances, as well as a range of hair extensions and wigs. She also has several endorsement deals with major brands.
Kelly Khumalo’s net worth is estimated to be around R20 million (approximately $1.