“From the minute that I entered the industry, I have always been under scrutiny and I have never had the chance to enjoy being a musician and to find my feet. A lot has happened and tabloids have always ‘owned’ my story. But now 13 years in, I feel I am in a space to own my story and my experiences, hence my latest offering being titled ‘My Truth’.” says Khumalo.
For the first time in 13 years, her vocal highness, Kelly Khumalo will own the stage in a onewoman show at the Lyric theatre, Gold Reef City, Johannesburg South on Thursday 24 August 2017. Much has been said and speculated about Kelly, but in this one night special Kelly will tell her story the only way she knows how – through song.
Kelly aims to inspire other women to own and tell their own stories in their own voices by encouraging women in this country to stand up against any form of abuse, take back their power and remind the Nation what it means to say “Wa thinta umfazi, wa thinta imbokodo”. Up Close and Personal with Kelly Khumalo will be a night down memory lane created to capture the true essence of a strong woman who has continuously risen from all that which has tried to break her down over and over again. “People always ask where I find my strength, my answer is that I have a strong support system. This includes my family, my friends and most importantly, my supporters.
This is my way of providing support to other women through my music and personal story. I want to tell women all over the world that they have the power to rise from any situation and most importantly, from any form of abuse.” she says. The show will take place at Gold Reef City, Lyric Theatre on the 24th of August 2017. Tickets are available at Computicket at R150 & R220 for front row seats.