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Khaya Mthethwa

About

Khaya Mthethwa is yet another very talented musician in South Africa. He is best known for winning the 8th season of Idols South Africa which made him the first black contestant to clinch the competition.

Personal Life

Khayalihle ‘Khaya’ Nkosinathi Mthethwa was born on 25 November 1987 in Umlazi, Kwa-Zulu Natal. His father, Bhekithemba Mthethwa was a pastor at the Umlazi Oasis Fellowship Center. His mother Lulu Mthethwawas was also heavily involved in the church thus Khaya grew up in a religious home. Khaya Mthethwa has one sibling named Mnqobi Mthethwa.

Khaya Mthethwa’s interest in music began at a young age but his parents didn't envision a music career for their son thus attended Varsity and studied project management. 

Career

The experience he got from playing the drums and singing in the choir was the first step into his musical career. After he left varsity, he joined MTN Joyous Celebration where he was a backup vocalist to Mthunzi Namba. 

In 2012, Khaya Mthethwa successfully auditioned for Idols South Africa and won the competition with a landslide public vote. He became the first black man to win the musical reality television show. 

After his success at the Idols, Khaya Mthethwa released his first album, ‘For You' done in the R&B genre. It carries his rendition of Nicki Minaj’s song Super Bass which he performed in the finals of Idols South Africa. Other songs include 'That’s The Way God Planned', 'Every Little Thing' amongst others.

Khaya Mthethwa has since released three albums - 'The Uprising', 'The Dawn' and 'All About Jesus'. 

In 2015, Khaya Mthethwa was ordained as a pastor and moved back to KwaZulu Natal where he joined his father at the Oasis Church in Umlazi, Durban.

Television

After Khaya Mthethwa’s success in Idols South Africa, he joined 'The Clash of the Choirs' who were the winners of the competition. Khaya hosted a couple of television shows like Gospel Alive on Mzansi DSTV Magic Channel, Rhythm and Gospel on BET, and Gospel Avenue on SABC 1.

In 2019, Khaya Mthethwa was named the official choral director of Beyonce’s Lion King movie.  

Relationships

Is Khaya Mthethwa married?

Khaya Mthethwa and former Miss South Africa Ntandoyenkosi Kunene divorced in 2019 after two years of marriage due to irreconcilable differences. Khaya Mthethwa and his now ex-wife got married in 2017 in a traditional wedding held at Piet Retief in Mpumalanga. 

In a Twitter clip, Khaya Mthethwa revealed his desire to end his marriage came months earlier before it actually happened. Reflecting on these events, Khaya Mthethwa admitted that he struggled afterwards and abused alcohol to cope with his depression. He also stated that society shunned him in his time of need but was able to bounce back. He now says he’s stronger and can deal with any challenge thrown at him. Further, Khaya says his experience now allows him to understand the issues that the current generation faces.  

Khaya Mthethwa and Ntando have a baby boy named Oyinkosi Mthethwa who was born in 2019.

Previous relationships

Khaya Mthethwa's list of ex-girlfriends includes actress Nomzamo Mbatha and Jessica Nkosi. He was also rumoured to have dated Kelly Khumalo but he refuted the claims and even slammed Twitter users who alleged that he impregnated Kelly. 

Controversy

Is Khaya Mthethwa dead?

Khaya Mthethwa is alive. There's no funeral. Kelly Khumalo ignited this conversation after she referred to the Idols SA winner Khaya Mthethwa as bae. Some online users concluded that Khaya would end up dead as Kelly’s two previous lovers - Senzo Meyiwa and Prosper Mkawaiwa - died while dating her. Kelly has even been referred to as babes wokufa (babes of death). The netizens further told Khaya that going close to Kelly was akin to applying for a death certificate. It's a harsh world.

Is Khaya Mthethwa gay?

For years, speculation was rife that Khaya Mthethwa is gay. So intense was it that some suggested he got married to silence the claims and gain acceptance within the church. When he divorced in 2019, again folks speculated it was because of his struggles with his sexuality. 

As rumours resurfaced again about his sexual orientation, Khaya Mthethwa did not do himself any favours when he asked women on Twitter whether they would marry a straight, gay man. Whilst some corrected his choice of words (bi-sexual instead of straight, gay man), others pointed out that his Tweet was offensive as it insinuated that gay people can decide to be straight.  

Khaya Mthethwa and Deborah

After the release of his album 'The Dawn', Khaya Mthethwa retorted that traditional Gospel artists were irrelevant to the younger people due to generational differences. Deborah Fraser was not pleased with his choice of words as she pointed out the efforts they’ve put in to grow the industry and bring everyone together. She further stated that young people still buy their music and they’ve reached out and assured her of their support.  

Car

After he won Idols SA, Khaya Mthethwa got a brand new car. He drove off in a Ford Fiesta 1.6 Titanium which consisted of leather seats, cruise control, Bluetooth & voice control amongst other features. Ten years on, it’s highly likely he’s upgraded his garage but we cannot ascertain what brands he drives. 

House

Khaya Mthethwa owns a house in Durban where he lived with his ex-wife Ntando.

Net Worth

Khaya Mthethwa is estimated to have a net worth of around $1 - $5 million which he makes from the sale of his music, performances, business and social media activity.

Awards & Recognition

2017: Best Contemporary Faith Music Album at the South Africa Music Award

2016: Best Gospel DVD at the SABC Crown Gospel Awards 

Best Newcomer Award at the 12th Annual Metro FM Awards

Social Media

Khaya Mthethwa’s Instagram: @KhayaMthethwa 

Khaya Mthethwa’s Twitter: @KhayaMthethwa 

Khaya Mthethwa’s Facebook: Khaya Mthethwa SA 

Khaya Mthethwa’s YouTube: Khaya Mthethwa 

Q&A

How old is Khaya Mthethwa?

Born on  25 November 1987, Khaya Mthethwa’s age is 35

Who is  Khaya Mthethwa?

Khaya Mthethwa is an award-winning singer, songwriter and composer. In 2012, he became the first black man to win the Idols South Africa reality television singing competition.

When did Khaya Mthethwa win idols?

Khaya Mthethwa won Idols South Africa in 2012.

Who is Khaya Mthethwa engaged to?

Khaya Mthethwa was engaged to actress Nomzamo Mbatha but broke off their engagement due to unknown reasons. 

Who is Khaya Mthethwa's wife?

Khaya Mthethwa divorced his wife Ntandoyenkosi Kunene in 2019 due to irreconcilable differences. He hasn’t married again.

Who was Khaya Mthethwa married to?

Khaya Mthethwa was married to former Miss South Africa Ntandoyenkosi Kunene in a traditional wedding held at Piet Retief in Mpumalanga.   

Why is Khaya Mthethwa divorced?

Khaya Mthethwa divorced his wife Ntandoyenkosi Kunene in 2019 due to irreconcilable differences.

Who is Khaya Mthethwa dating now?

Khaya Mthethwa has not shared the details of his love life. 

 

Also known as:
The Pastor’s Kid (PK)
Real name:
Khayalihle Nkosinathi Mthethwa
Occupation:
Composer, Singer, Songwriter
Birthday:
25 November 1987
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Sagittarius
Birth place:
Umlazi, Kwa-Zulu Natal

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Khaya Mthethwa
Also known as:
The Pastor’s Kid (PK)
Real name:
Khayalihle Nkosinathi Mthethwa
Occupation:
Composer, Singer, Songwriter
Birthday:
25 November 1987
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Sagittarius
Birth place:
Umlazi, Kwa-Zulu Natal

About

Khaya Mthethwa is yet another very talented musician in South Africa. He is best known for winning the 8th season of Idols South Africa which made him the first black contestant to clinch the competition.

Personal Life

Khayalihle ‘Khaya’ Nkosinathi Mthethwa was born on 25 November 1987 in Umlazi, Kwa-Zulu Natal. His father, Bhekithemba Mthethwa was a pastor at the Umlazi Oasis Fellowship Center. His mother Lulu Mthethwawas was also heavily involved in the church thus Khaya grew up in a religious home. Khaya Mthethwa has one sibling named Mnqobi Mthethwa.

Khaya Mthethwa’s interest in music began at a young age but his parents didn't envision a music career for their son thus attended Varsity and studied project management. 

Career

The experience he got from playing the drums and singing in the choir was the first step into his musical career. After he left varsity, he joined MTN Joyous Celebration where he was a backup vocalist to Mthunzi Namba. 

In 2012, Khaya Mthethwa successfully auditioned for Idols South Africa and won the competition with a landslide public vote. He became the first black man to win the musical reality television show. 

After his success at the Idols, Khaya Mthethwa released his first album, ‘For You' done in the R&B genre. It carries his rendition of Nicki Minaj’s song Super Bass which he performed in the finals of Idols South Africa. Other songs include 'That’s The Way God Planned', 'Every Little Thing' amongst others.

Khaya Mthethwa has since released three albums - 'The Uprising', 'The Dawn' and 'All About Jesus'. 

In 2015, Khaya Mthethwa was ordained as a pastor and moved back to KwaZulu Natal where he joined his father at the Oasis Church in Umlazi, Durban.

Television

After Khaya Mthethwa’s success in Idols South Africa, he joined 'The Clash of the Choirs' who were the winners of the competition. Khaya hosted a couple of television shows like Gospel Alive on Mzansi DSTV Magic Channel, Rhythm and Gospel on BET, and Gospel Avenue on SABC 1.

In 2019, Khaya Mthethwa was named the official choral director of Beyonce’s Lion King movie.  

Relationships

Is Khaya Mthethwa married?

Khaya Mthethwa and former Miss South Africa Ntandoyenkosi Kunene divorced in 2019 after two years of marriage due to irreconcilable differences. Khaya Mthethwa and his now ex-wife got married in 2017 in a traditional wedding held at Piet Retief in Mpumalanga. 

In a Twitter clip, Khaya Mthethwa revealed his desire to end his marriage came months earlier before it actually happened. Reflecting on these events, Khaya Mthethwa admitted that he struggled afterwards and abused alcohol to cope with his depression. He also stated that society shunned him in his time of need but was able to bounce back. He now says he’s stronger and can deal with any challenge thrown at him. Further, Khaya says his experience now allows him to understand the issues that the current generation faces.  

Khaya Mthethwa and Ntando have a baby boy named Oyinkosi Mthethwa who was born in 2019.

Previous relationships

Khaya Mthethwa's list of ex-girlfriends includes actress Nomzamo Mbatha and Jessica Nkosi. He was also rumoured to have dated Kelly Khumalo but he refuted the claims and even slammed Twitter users who alleged that he impregnated Kelly. 

Controversy

Is Khaya Mthethwa dead?

Khaya Mthethwa is alive. There's no funeral. Kelly Khumalo ignited this conversation after she referred to the Idols SA winner Khaya Mthethwa as bae. Some online users concluded that Khaya would end up dead as Kelly’s two previous lovers - Senzo Meyiwa and Prosper Mkawaiwa - died while dating her. Kelly has even been referred to as babes wokufa (babes of death). The netizens further told Khaya that going close to Kelly was akin to applying for a death certificate. It's a harsh world.

Is Khaya Mthethwa gay?

For years, speculation was rife that Khaya Mthethwa is gay. So intense was it that some suggested he got married to silence the claims and gain acceptance within the church. When he divorced in 2019, again folks speculated it was because of his struggles with his sexuality. 

As rumours resurfaced again about his sexual orientation, Khaya Mthethwa did not do himself any favours when he asked women on Twitter whether they would marry a straight, gay man. Whilst some corrected his choice of words (bi-sexual instead of straight, gay man), others pointed out that his Tweet was offensive as it insinuated that gay people can decide to be straight.  

Khaya Mthethwa and Deborah

After the release of his album 'The Dawn', Khaya Mthethwa retorted that traditional Gospel artists were irrelevant to the younger people due to generational differences. Deborah Fraser was not pleased with his choice of words as she pointed out the efforts they’ve put in to grow the industry and bring everyone together. She further stated that young people still buy their music and they’ve reached out and assured her of their support.  

Car

After he won Idols SA, Khaya Mthethwa got a brand new car. He drove off in a Ford Fiesta 1.6 Titanium which consisted of leather seats, cruise control, Bluetooth & voice control amongst other features. Ten years on, it’s highly likely he’s upgraded his garage but we cannot ascertain what brands he drives. 

House

Khaya Mthethwa owns a house in Durban where he lived with his ex-wife Ntando.

Net Worth

Khaya Mthethwa is estimated to have a net worth of around $1 - $5 million which he makes from the sale of his music, performances, business and social media activity.

Awards & Recognition

2017: Best Contemporary Faith Music Album at the South Africa Music Award

2016: Best Gospel DVD at the SABC Crown Gospel Awards 

Best Newcomer Award at the 12th Annual Metro FM Awards

Social Media

Khaya Mthethwa’s Instagram: @KhayaMthethwa 

Khaya Mthethwa’s Twitter: @KhayaMthethwa 

Khaya Mthethwa’s Facebook: Khaya Mthethwa SA 

Khaya Mthethwa’s YouTube: Khaya Mthethwa 

Q&A

How old is Khaya Mthethwa?

Born on  25 November 1987, Khaya Mthethwa’s age is 35

Who is  Khaya Mthethwa?

Khaya Mthethwa is an award-winning singer, songwriter and composer. In 2012, he became the first black man to win the Idols South Africa reality television singing competition.

When did Khaya Mthethwa win idols?

Khaya Mthethwa won Idols South Africa in 2012.

Who is Khaya Mthethwa engaged to?

Khaya Mthethwa was engaged to actress Nomzamo Mbatha but broke off their engagement due to unknown reasons. 

Who is Khaya Mthethwa's wife?

Khaya Mthethwa divorced his wife Ntandoyenkosi Kunene in 2019 due to irreconcilable differences. He hasn’t married again.

Who was Khaya Mthethwa married to?

Khaya Mthethwa was married to former Miss South Africa Ntandoyenkosi Kunene in a traditional wedding held at Piet Retief in Mpumalanga.   

Why is Khaya Mthethwa divorced?

Khaya Mthethwa divorced his wife Ntandoyenkosi Kunene in 2019 due to irreconcilable differences.

Who is Khaya Mthethwa dating now?

Khaya Mthethwa has not shared the details of his love life.