WATCH: Part Two of our exclusive Kelly Khumalo interview!

Connect had a lunch date with singer and actress Kelly Khumalo; to say we saw another side to the her doesn’t quite do the experience justice.

We all know that Kelly isn’t a stranger to the tabloids, having been linked to famous men such as the late Senzo Meyiwa and rapper Jub-Jub – the popular star always seems to find herself at the centre of one headline or another. But the far more to her than that.

Khumalo’s new movie, Zulu Wedding, will air at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in a couple of days. “I’m very happy, maybe not excited, but happy and humbled to be part of such a film,” Kelly shares before spilling the deets on the film characters.

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“I always say that I’m an old soul. Things that affect others, things that I should be getting upset about, don’t affect me at all,” Kelly explains.


Singer Kelly Khumalo is pictured during an interview with the Citizen Connect team in Sandton, 08 May 2017. Picture: Refilwe Modise

There were a few things we were surprised to learn about the singer – for one, she isn’t a big drinker. In fact, she hardly ever consumes alcohol.

Kelly is in her 60s, fam! Hold on … that’s in terms of maturity. Kelly says she’s probably a “60-something-year-old woman”.

She’s very spiritual. Two of her favourite songs she’s got on repeat right now are gospel hits.

She isn’t moved by fame or people’s opinions of her. “I don’t live my life wondering what people think of me or what they’ll say about me, I live for me!” Khumalo adds.

Guess we know how she felt, then, about those nasty Ntsiki Mazwai comments …

The only time she really gets excited about anything is when she’s onstage. Kelly revealed that because of the energy she exerts on stage, she completely switches off the moment she steps on to one.

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Now here’s a wowzer: Kelly says she’d marry RnB/soul singer, Vusi Nova!

You might recall that the two singers were seen getting cozy in a saucy snap taken at Somizi’s house a couple of weeks ago. Looks like music isn’t the only beat these two dance to.

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Kelly Khumalo and Vusi Nova posing at Somizi’s crib

Catch part 2 of the saucy interview below 



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