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.
“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”