Kelly Khumalo Fans Finally Say Enough Is Enough, Here Are Some Interesting Facts About Her.
She is probably the most detested South African celebrity of all time in the history of the internet, but that hasn’t stopped the Afro Pop sensation Kelly Khumalo from pursuing her dreams and shining through all the animosity and public backlash.
Despite the dark cloud surrounding her since the death of her boyfriend Senzo Meyiwa, fighting drug abuse and cyberbullying, Kelly has risen above all and remains one of South Africa’s best female artists – and ooh, her vocals!
A closer look into Kelly Khumalo’s life will amaze you, here are some interesting facts you did not know about her;
Background and Family
Kelly Khumalo turned 36 years old this year. She was born in Katlehong’s Spruitview community in Ekurhuleni on November 1, 1984, and was raised by her mother and her father Titus.
Quite recently, an insider claimed Kelly was disowned by her family following fights about who her biological father is.
She revealed that she recently got the shock of her life when she discovered that a neighbour whom she always referred to as “Uncle Mbatha” was her real father, not Titus.
So intense is the rift between Kelly Khumalo and her family that rumour has it that she kicked out her mother, Ntombifuthi Khumalo from her Jozi home and is at loggerheads with her sister Zandie.
Kelly Khumalo has two kids. She has a son named Christian with rapper and Uyajola 9/9 presenter, Jub Jub and a daughter named Thingo with slain Orlando goalie Senzo Meyiwa.
Kelly’s last public relationship was with producer and musician Chad da Don. The two had a nasty fallout last year after having tattooed each other on their bodies. Kelly regrets ever getting inked with such a tattoo.
Kelly has been accused on several occasions of refusing to let Jub Jub see his son. She once told Anel Madoda on her TV show Real Talk with Anele that she would never allow Jub Jub to ever be in his son’s life because she believes that he would have a negative impact on their son.
The singer recently dropped a bombshell that left everyone shocked and in disbelief. She announced on live radio that the daughter we all believed she shared with late Orlando Pirates soccer star Senzo Meyiwa, is actually not a Meyiwa.
This is because she and the Meyiwa’s arent in good books over the death of their son, the father of her daughter Thingo. So she decided to cut off them, as she did to Jub Jub, from her daughter’s life – though biologically, Thingo is Senzo Meyiwa’s child.
Senzo Meyiwa and Public Backlash
Since Senzo passed away, Kelly has been subjected to a lot of hate with many allegations levelled against her for allegedly being involved in the murder of Senzo.
This is because there has been a number of subtle inconsistences and loopholes in various versions of what really transpired on the day of Meyiwa’s death, especially from Kelly Khumalo.
Her sister, Zandi; Kelly’s mother; Longwe Twala; his friends Mthokozisi Twala and Tumelo Madlala were all present when the goalie was gunned down in Volsoorus, east of Johannesburg.
A series of conspiracies have been reported all placing her at the centre of the event.
A question that the masses have posed, time and time again, is how is it possible for all of these witnesses to have no clue as to who the killer might have been.
But the defiant Kelly has grown a thick skin over the years, dishing clapbacks to whoever trolls her on the issue.
Her fans too have joined in saying enough is enough with the cyberbullying she has received over the years.
Kelly Khumalo is a human being, a very powerful one for that matter.
— Clement Maosa (@clementmaosa) August 19, 2020
Apart from her career as a songstress, Kelly is reportedly a sangoma (traditional healer). She started her training journey in October 2018. When asked to comment about her newly-found career or calling, she has declined to comment on several occasions saying it was none of everyone’s business.
This August, Kelly dropped her first-ever dramatic, sizzling and entertaining reality TV show titled, ‘Life With Kelly Khumalo”. The show is expected to shed more light into the life of Kelly, revealing the much-awaited ‘secrets’ over what really happened the night her baby daddy was slain.
Her rise to fame in the music industry began in 2005 after the release of her album TKO. She has released seven more albums since then.
Kelly has been awarded Best Female Artist at the South African Music Awards, sold millions of albums, and even opened for the Grammy winner, Missy Elliott.
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