Hlengiwe Mhlaba is a celebrated South African gospel singer famous for her Dwala Lami album, which was her first one. Her style of singing and quality of music inspires one to become more attached to Christ. Her beginnings were humble, but her latter days have increased greatly. She was a teacher before becoming a household name. One interesting fact is that the minister of Christ and musician has never been married. Here is everything that you need to know about Hlengiwe.
Mhlaba was born in KwaMAshu in KwaZulu-Natal. She began singing at a very young age when she gave her life to Christ. She continued to sing all through her teen years and during her adult life. Her consistency earned her fame in KZN and Swaziland, especially among crusade and churchgoers. As the years went by, her followers and fans grew in large numbers. However, she only began singing professionally a couple of years back, seven years to be precise. This was after meeting Sipho Makhabane of Big Fish Music. The brand was initially known as Amanxusa Music Production.
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Hlengiwe Mhlaba profile
- Name: Hlengiwe Mhlaba
- Date of birth: 1973
- Place of birth: KwaMAshu in KwaZulu-Natal
- Age: 46
- Citizenship: South African
- Relationship status: Single
Hlengiwe Mhlaba biography
Mhlaba's biography is a testimony of faith in action. It is a story from grass to grace, where she began from a humble start as a teacher and a singer in crusades to become one of the greatest gospel artists in South Africa. She has released more than five hit songs that have had a good reception in the market. Also, under her name, she has more than three albums that have also performed well in the market.
Hlengiwe Mhlaba age
How old is Mhlaba? The celebrated gospel artist was born in Kwazulu Nata in 1973. This makes her 46 years old as of 2019. When compared with Dladla Mshunqisi age, Mhlaba is slightly old, but her voice, art, and ministry is still refreshing.
Hlengiwe Mhlaba married
Is Hlengiwe Mhlaba married? Mhlaba said that she has never had a man or been in any marriage before. She, however, opted to wear a ring on her finger so as to scare away men who might have bad intentions for her.
According to her, when a lot of men spot the ring on her finger, they tend to walk away. She also says that most men pursue her for her wealth; cars, money and fame. This is because, after her golden goose laid eggs, men suddenly began to show interest in her which was not the case when she was still a teacher. She explained,
I call the ring a ‘stop-nonsense.’ When most men see it, they turn away. A lot of them come for my money, cars and fame. Otherwise, how do you explain this sudden interest? When I was a teacher, nobody wanted me, but now that I am doing well, people want to marry me.
However, she would like to get married if the right man comes her way. She said,
But I have not met the right person with the right motives. Also, I am too busy to even think about marriage.
Hlengiwe Mhlaba accident
Hlengiwe got involved in an accident after losing control of her car while driving to a show that was to be held in Mpumalanga. She was driving her Mercedes-Benz GL 320 CDI when she lost it. Fortunately, the star only suffered minor injuries.
The accident occurred in Melmoth, Northern KwaZulu-Natal.
She was discharged from the hospital and is recovering at home. Currently, she can not pick calls.
According to Thobile Mchunu, her talent agent, the singer got involved in the accident when she was trying to escape an oncoming car that was charging towards her. Thobile explained,
It is a miracle she came out of the accident fine. She is at home resting after being discharged yesterday afternoon. She wants to thank fans for showing love and support for her at this time. She appreciates their prayers.
The singer said that she was alive because of prayers and the grace of God. She has been involved in three accidents so far this year.
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Hlengiwe Mhlaba songs
Hlengiwe songs are beautiful compositions that educate, entertain and preach. People sometimes confuse her songs with Hlengiwe Ntombelasa gospel songs whose contemporary gospel singing style is also wonderful. The South African gospel music magnet, Mhlaba, is, however, unique in delivery and overall art. Here are Hlengiwe Mhlaba songs:
- Ziyamazi Umelusi
- Living Waters
- You Are Alpha
- when I remember
- Rock of ages
- He Lifted Me
- How I love Jesus
- It’s Me
- He Gives Me Power
- in the middle of the night
- Abba Baba
- Yebo Nkosi
- Bhekani Ezulwini
- Here We Stand
- I Love You Lord
- Izulu nomhlaba
- Sweet Jesus
- I will serve no foreign God
- Wakuqinisa Ngegazi
- All Time Religion
- Livin waters
- Jesu yedwa
- Holy Zion
- Remember me
- Thula Wazi
- We Praise Jesus
- The story of three men
- After Today
- The Power And The Glory
- Lift Me To The Rock
- Jesus Is The Answer
- Ezintweni Zonke
Hlengiwe Mhlaba albums
Fans can not keep calm as they wait for Hlengiwe Mhlaba new album. So far Hlengiwe Mhlaba albums have been a hit on many fronts. Some albums such as Hlengiwe Mhlaba Sthandwa Sami and Greatest Hits that has Hlengiwe Mhlaba Sewakhile hit song, are of her latest ones.
- 2005: Dwala Lami
- 2009: Hlala Kuye
- 2011: Laphalala Igazi
- 2012: Abba Baba
- 2013: Esandleni Somusa
- 2015: Live At The State Theatre
- 2016: Blessings
- 2017: Edwaleni
- 2017: Sthandwa Sami
- 2017: Greatest hits
Hlengiwe Mhlaba record labels
Here are Mhlaba's record labels:
- Tox Music
- Mhlaba Music and Entertainment CC
- Universal Music (Pty) Ltd
- EMI South Africa
Hlengiwe Mhlaba nominations and awards
- Dwala lami album sold over 200,000 copies - Multi-platinum.
- Jesu uyalalela was sold in excess of 200,000 copies - Multi-platinum.
- Blessings (Izibusiso) sold over 200,000 copies - Multi-platinum.
- Live at the Durban Play House was sold in excess of 300,000 copies - Multi-platinum.
- Hlala kuye sold in excess of 100 000 copies - Double-platinum AWARDS.
- 13TH SAMA - Nominated.
- 14TH SAMA - She won in the category of the Best Contemporary Gospel.
- 1ST Crown Gospel Awards - She won the Best traditional gospel Award.
- 2nd Crown Gospel Award - She won, courtesy of Dwala lami, in the best Classic of all time.
- 3rd Crown - She was nominated for one of her best songs, Mhhlekazi, in the Classic of all time category.
Hlengiwe Mhlaba Instagram
Hlengiwe Mhalaba is not an ordinary gospel artist. She is talented, filled with grace and most importantly protected by prayers. Her songs teach, preach and entertain. She has stuck to her roots, and people love her for it.
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