WINNIE KHUMALO

Winnie Khumalo a Soweto born singer  who a much loved actress and pop star with a string of hits to her name.

She was introduced to the music industry at the tender age of 15 when she released the albums Hey Laitie, Tshina Tshina (Produced by Sello Chicco Twala) and an album entitled Dlamini in the 1980s. Winnie Khumalo also recorded a gospel album titled Izono Zami in the 1990s produced by Pastor Langa Dube.  A highlight of  Winnie Khumalo’s music career  was working with  the late Brenda Fassie (As Brenda’s Backing vocalist and lead vocalist). She has also had the pleasure of working with Pure Magic, Sipho Mbele, Brothers of Peace (B.O.P), Bongo Maffin, Zonke Dikana and DJ Cleo.

Versatile Winnie Khumalo is also known as an actress for her role inSouth Africa one of the biggest TV series in the country “Muvhango, Mponeng (Where Winnie Khumalo was playing a role of a sangoma) and a stage play titled The Journey”.

After a break from live performance and recording,  Winnie Khumlo returned with a mature album simply titled “I just wanna live my life” produced and distributed by  Kalawa Jazzmee Record’s  Oscar “Oskido” Mdlongwa . This  album selling over 25 000 copies (Gold Record) and more than 50 000 mobile downloads making it one of the best selling albums within the SA Music Market. Its title song “I just wanna live my life” is a house tune which is still the song dominating the charts and on high rotation on all major radio stations in the country.

The video for “I Just wanna live my life” was nominated for “Best Dance video” and “Best Afro Pop video” in  the Channel O Music Awards but was also nominated as one of the “Top 5 Nominees” in the “South African Music Awards (SAMA)” alongside DJ Oskido, Liquid-Deep, Big Nuz and Rhythmic Element for the category “Record of the Year”.

Winnie Khumalo was selected to take part in the Shoprite Checkers Women of the year competition as well as the Museke online Africa Music Awards. Winnie Khumalo and Sello Chicco Twala composed a hit song which topped the chats titled “Mina Ngiyohlala Nginje”, which Winnie Khumalo was seen performing alongside South African President Mr. Jacob Zuma during the 2009 ANC election campaigns.