|Stage Name:||Khaya Mthethwa|
|Real Name||Khayelihle Nkosinathi Mthethwa|
|Date of Birth||25 November 1987 (32 Years Old)|
|Place of Birth||Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa|
KHAYA MTHETHWA’S BIOGRAPHY
Born 25 November 1987, Khayelihle Nkosinathi Mthethwaalso popularly known by his stage name Khaya Mthethwa (also known as The PK) is a prolific South African singer, songwriter, musician, composer and the multi-instrumentalist. His genre of music is between Gospel, Pop and Jazz.
Khaya Mthethwa is known for being the first black to win the Idols TV show. He is also a member of the popular “Joyous Celebration Gospel group” which is popular all across Africa. He was ordained a pastor in 2015.
FAMILY AND BEGINNING
Khaya Mthethwa is originally from Umlazi, Durban in Kwa-Zulu Natal. The singer is born to pastors’ Themba and Lulu Mthethwa. Being born to a religious parent shaped his love and passion for music.
Khaya Mthethwa’s love for music started as far back as high school and he really wanted to pursue it after his high school education but got stopped by his parents who wanted him to complete his education.
Khaya Mthethwa after his matric, got enrolled to study project management at the Varsity College. His love for music still urged him to be a choir leader in his college days.
Khaya Mthethwa got his major breakthrough when he won the 8th edition of the South African idol in 2012. Although music for him started way back, when he showed interest in music as a young boy.
Khaya Mthethwa appeared as a backing vocalist singing on Joyous Celebration’s co-founder Mthunzi Namba’s Mercy album. He also appeared as a back up vocalist again on Ntokozo Mbambo’s “Filled” album in 2012 (again as a backing vocalist).
Khaya Mthethwa also participated in another TV competition titled “The Clash of the Choirs” in 2013. He came on board as part of the Kwa-Zulu Natal Choir and his group ended up winning the competition.
Khaya Mthethwa has since then grown himself as a solo artist and has released top notch songs and studio projects over the years.
KHAYA MTHETHWA’S ALBUMS
Khaya Mthethwa since his debut has released four albums, which some have been ranked tops, here are the albums by Khaya Mthethwa.
- For You (2012)
- The Uprising (2014)
- The Dawn (2016)
- All About Jesus (2018)
KHAYA MTHETHWA’S SONGS
Khaya Mthethwa since his debut has released more than 50 songs and has four studio albums. Here are his best songs, in no particular order
- Khaya Mthethwa- Settle For Less
- Khaya Mthethwa- Ushilo Wena
- Khaya Mthethwa- Similapha
- Khaya Mthethwa- Stand For Me Again
- Khaya Mthethwa- Never Tell Us No
- Khaya Mthethwa- Awaken Me
- Khaya Mthethwa- Igama Lakho
- Khaya Mthethwa- Atmosphere
- Khaya Mthethwa- This Is Why
- Khaya Mthethwa- You Are Doing A New Thing
KHAYA MTHETHWA’S PERFORMANCE AND PRESENCE
Khaya Mthethwa has appeared on many TV shows in the country. He was the host of “Gospel Live”on Mzansi Magic on DSTV in 2013. He has also hosted various Gospel concerts in the Country.
KHAYA MTHETHWA’S RELATIONSHIP
Khaya Mthethwa is happily married to Ntandoyenkosi Kunen (Miss South Africa 2016). They got married on the 2nd of December 2017.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
Khaya Mthethwa has gotten various awards and nominations since his debut. Among these are
- Live Audio Visual Recording Album (SAMA23), 2017 (nominated)
- Best Newcomer award at the 12th Annual Metro FM Awards.(won)
- South African Music Award for Best Contemporary Faith Music Album, 2017 (won)
- 2016 SABC Crown Gospel Awards-Best Gospel DVD (won)
KHAYA MTHETHWA’S NET WORTH
Khaya Mthethwa’s net worth is estimated between 1 million- 5 million dollars as of 2019. This is calculated from payments for show performances, album sales, money made from his Youtube views, properties and investments owned by him. The singer has done well for himself financially and his highly reckoned with in SA.
KHAYA MTHETHWA’S SONGS DOWNLOAD, STREAM, BUY AND WATCH
Khaya Mthethwa’s songs from his albums and DVD are available on all major platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube and others
Khaya Mthethwa is one of the top artiste under the Gospel genre in South Africa. This is evident from his albums and songs. He made history as the first black to win the South African Idol talent show.