Zandi Khumalo makes it clear: “l didn’t get any favours to be were l am”

Zandi Khumalo Kelly Khumalo’s sister

Zandi Khumalo, Kelly Khuamalo’s sister wants to make it clear to the people that she did not get any favours to get into the entertainment industry.

Khumalo, who recently inked an international distribution deal with Warner Music is putting the finishing touches to her debut album and told TshisaLIVE that it is the latest twist in a musical journey that started with her singing in the kitchen.

“I have always had a passion for music but I never pursued it. I would sing all the time, even while doing chores, and when I got married my husband kept telling me to think of going into music. I never took it seriously until one day I gave it a go and loved it.

Zandi has been married to former Mabala Noise communications boss and music promoter Mhlo Gumede since 2016.

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“People thought I was hiding but I was just waiting for the right time. I didn’t get any favours to get into the industry. I have always come from a musical background but none of my family pushed me to go into music. I didn’t even know my husband was involved in music when I met him.”

Zandi Khumalo will celebrate the release of the album on Valentine’s Day next month. She will also be performing at the Evening of Love music event in Johannesburg on the same day.

“I am honoured to be a part of the show. I always tell people that you never know how God can touch your life or how he can use you to help others. I believe through my music, and this event, that I can make a difference and I am excited to perform, Zandi said”

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Black Panther premieres in South Africa on Friday, 16th February 2018

Black Panther movie with John Kani

Before Avengers: Infinity War reaches cinemas, there’s one other major Marvel blockbuster ready to astound South African audiences and is Black Panther movie. The Black Panther is not even out yet, but has already broken pre-booking records.

The movie features veteran actor Dr. John Kani. According to reports, isiXhosa language has been adopted as the official language of Wakanda.

Kani, who plays King T’Chaka explained, “the director and I were challenged with coming up with ideal things to say to my son, in-line with the plot of the film. It had to be in the native language of ‘Wakanda’. I chose to say something isiXhosa in which the director and everyone on set loved; we need that, the director said.”

“In the movie I’m the original Black Panther and I’m tasked with nominating my successor,” he told Move Magazine. “I reunite with my son after not seeing him after some time.”

“Marvel studios adopted isiXhosa as the official language of “Wakanda.” Even when I filmed Civil War, I was the language expert and my American counterparts would say; give me something with a click, they were referring to isiXhosa. My son and I filmed in Atlanta together, I left and he stayed to continue filming. He took over as the language consultant,” he shares.

While Ava DuVernay may have passed on Black Panther, Marvel eventually found an astounding filmmaker to steer the project: Ryan Coogler. The 31-year-old first made headway after directing the Michael B. Jordan-starring Fruitvale Station, which itself was soon followed by Creed.

Black Panther premieres in South Africa on Friday, 16th February 2018 at cinemas nationwide.

Watch the trailer below:

Source: Independent


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