Kelly Khumalo - Uthando lyrics, official video and public reaction

Kelly Khumalo - Uthando lyrics, official video and public reaction

When Kelly Khumalo released her critically acclaimed album, My Truth, we expected nothing but a masterpiece. True to the title, she kept it raw, unique, and soothing to the ear. The third single Kelly Khumalo -Uthand of the album is one of the well-known songs. Surprisingly, the song’s overall reception was great even without an official video out. So, what is Uthando?

Kelly Khumalo - Uthando lyrics, official video and public reaction

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Truth and love always seem to fit perfectly in one context. Uthando, released in 2016, is a love song under the pop genre. The slow, mellow vibes make the listening experience pleasant. The slow-motion beats of the song allow Miss Khumalo to showcase her musical range and lets the listener enjoy the music word by word.

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Uthando lyrics

The phrase ‘Uthando’ means love. The first two lines are praises in Zulu. ‘Sengize ngathol' uthando, awu we baba’ translates to 'I finally found love ooh yes father' and ‘Mkhwenyana leth' inkomo, awu we baba’ translates 'groom brought cows ooh yes father.' This song captures the excitement associated with finding love and formalizing a union. Kelly also incorporates the dowry paying process, a common tradition in Africa. Khumalo pictures herself as the bride with the line ‘Zangen’ inkomo kwaKhumalo’ which means 'the cows enter at the Khumalo's.'

Kelly Khumalo Uthando lyrics

Awu yeheni, awu yeheni, awu yeheni!

Awu yeheni, awu yeheni, awu yeheni!

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Sengize ngathol’ uthando, awu we baba

Mkhwenyana leth’ inkomo, awu we baba

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Sengize ngathol’ uthando, awu we baba

Mkhwenyana leth’ inkomo, awu we baba

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Zangen’ inkomo kwaKhumalo

Awu isi yemeyem. Awu yelele babo

Uyathath’ umakoti namhlanje

Awu isiyeme yem. Awu yelele babo

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Sengize ngathol’ uthando, awu we baba

Mkhwenyana leth’ inkomo, awu we baba

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Bamenyiwe bonk’ omkhelwane (webaba)

Kuzokikizwa, kikizwa laph’ ekhaya

Bakhona bonke nabomndeni

Uthando namhlanje lungumanqoba

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Ngithol’ indoda emadodeni

Wangenz’ umuntu namhlanje

Awu yelele heh heh

Ngibizw’ umakoti nmhlanje

Awu isiyem yem, awu yelele babo

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Sengize ngathol’ uthando, awu we baba

Mkhwenyana leth’ inkomo, awu we baba

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Awu yeheni, ngathol’ umendo namhlanje

Bajabul’ abakithi namhlanje

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Sengize ngathol’ uthando, awu we baba

Mkhwenyana leth’ inkomo, awu we baba

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Sengize ngathol’ uthando, awu we baba

Mkhwenyana leth’ inkomo, awu we baba

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Sengize ngathol’ uthando, awu we baba

Mkhwenyana leth’ inkomo, awu we baba

Uthando official video

For now, Miss Khumalo has not released the official video for the track. However, there are a couple of live performances of Uthando on YouTube. The SuperSport live performance video has over 370,000 views on YouTube. Evidently, this is one of Kelly Khumalo songs that has done so well going by the YouTube views.

Uthando public reaction

Uthando was well received by the public with people playing it in weddings and others putting it in their future wedding playlist. The song also received its fair share of radio airplay. Even without catchy lyrics or dance tunes, the song touched many hearts.

And more.

That was what people said.

People even made videos!

And used it as a wedding song.

Moreover, Uthando Kelly Khumalo performed relatively well around the continent charting at number two on iTunes in Ghana at some point. Kelly Khumalo’s My Truth album won the Best Female Album at the 16th annual Metro FM Music Awards. Kelly Khumalo has been labeled one of South Africa’s best female vocalist by many, which is a testament to her talent. Get Kelly Khumalo Uthando free download today to listen to the song anywhere any time.

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The theme of Kelly Khumalo-Uthando seems to have translated in her life, albeit not entirely. In December last year, reports indicated that Miss Kelly and Chad Da Don were engaged. Hopefully, Chad will pay dowry to the Khumalos as they listen to this song. In the meantime, keep celebrating love and truth with this and other Kelly Khumalo latest songs.

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