The Zonke Dikana vs Kelly Khumalo wars begin yet again on social media and the funny part is that they are much likely unaware of them. The two songstresses are some of the best in the game, they are both vocally fit, beautiful and powerful women with solid discographies each. Now, why would anyone want to pit them against each other? Well, Black Twitter is always ready for something new.
Earlier today Zonke trended alongside Kelly Khumalo with fans arguing their cases trying to keep their favorite artist on top of the other all in the name of stan culture.
These comparisons started a month ago when one Tweep pondered the hard-hitting question; “If both Zonke Dikana and Kelly Khumalo had their concerts on the same night, which concert would you go to?”
Although both these ladies need no introduction, a reminder of who they are alongside their discographies might come in handy in settling this fight and moreover, in highlighting that both artists are brilliant in their own rights, appeal to similar but different audiences.
Zonke Dikana is a South African musician and producer from the Eastern Cape. She came into the industry in 1997 and has since made a name for herself as a live performer, singer, songwriter, and producer. She boasts 7 successful albums under her belt and has dabbled in Jazz, Soul and R&B, Kwaito, and a bit of Dance. Much like Adele, she is notorious for keeping a low profile, releasing once in a while and going on long hiatus but we are not complaining because this has proven to be the right creative process for her - she always comes back with high-quality sounds and we do not expect anything less from her.
Zonke has a little over 400K followers on Instagram, almost 930K on Twitter, and enjoys a humble life off the limelight. She considers herself a feminine tomboy who you will often spot in denim and a pair of heels. She masters her own music, prepares her own live concerts, and has recently embarked on aviation studies with the goal to become a pilot. Her latest single “Lady” has been doing well on streaming platforms and radio and we believe she appeals to a niche audience.
About Kelly Khumalo
Kelly Khumalo is also a South African musician, actress, reality TV star, and dancer popular for her astounding vocals and sometimes tabloid drama. The 37-year-old hails from Nquthi in KwaZulu Natal and her stardom broke in the early 2000s with hits such as Itshitshi. She has an impressive discography made up of 3 EPs and 8 studio albums where she navigates between pop, soul, and recently gospel. Kelly Khumalo is also an outstanding live performer with a unique sound in all the different genres she hops.
She has been nominated and has won many awards and continues to create great music and television content for her fans. She has over 2.3 Million followers on Instagram where she shares her life of music, children, and often good fashion.
Now we leave it all up to you to decide who your fave is.