There is a lot of talent here in South Africa. Naima Kay is one of the best Afro-Jazz musicians we have in the country. Her music has been received well by listeners since she released her first album in 2013.
Her passion drives her to write and sing the best songs. She has written tunes for major artists in the country such as Professor, DJ Happy Girls, The Bass, among others. She has also had the chance to work with South African Music legends such as the late Robbie Malinga.
Naima Kay profile summary
- Full name: Lungile Khumalo
- Year of birth: 25th May 1991
- Age: 29
- Gender: Female
- Marital status: Single
- Occupation: Songwriter/songstress
- Nationality: South African
- Instagram: naimakaysa
Naima Kay biography
The talented Jazz musician was born in 1991 in Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Her mother is known as Ntombi Khumalo. Her father and mother died when she was a primary school pupil and still young. She was raised up by her grandmother. She later went to Ingwemabala Comp High, where she used to sing in the school choir.
Her brother DJ Sammy and her grandmother are also good singers. She says that her inspiration for singing came from her family.
Naima Kay career
She started her career as a teller after finishing her studies so that she could support her grandmother. While working as a teller, she used to write songs and even went for auditions for the Durban Jazz Festival. Her Afro-Jazz music career begun when Touch Africa Records saw her talent at the Jazz festival. Mdu Ngcobo, the head of Touch Africa Records is the one who named her Naima Kay, which is an Arabic name that means peace and tranquillity.
Lungile Khumalo does radio play as well as perform in live appearances at various national events. She also sings at Jazz festivals such as the Ugu and the Durban Jazz festival.
Naima K albums and songs
She sings Afro-Jazz music and is signed by Touch Africa Records. Most of her songs describe her life if you listen to them. The Naima Kay Thando lyrics and Naima Kay Shayizandla give us a sneak peek inside her love life. She has released three studio albums.
1.All about love album
This is the latest album. It was released on 11th November 2016. There are a total of 11 songs on the album:
- Naima Kay Thando
- The breakup
- Mina Ngayo
- Loving you
- Where I belong
2. Ngiyavuma album
This is her second studio album which she released on 1st November 2014. There are 12 songs on this album:
- Sokwenzenjani where she featured Robbie Malinga
3. Umsebenzi album
This is the first Naima Kay album which she released on 1st January 2013. The album won Best Newcomer award at the 2014 South African Music Award. It has a total of 12 tracks:
- Ngeke Ngikulibale
- Naima Kay Shayizandla
- Ngathi Kungaba Njalo
- Sukundishiya Ntando
The songstress has also released several single Naima Kay songs including:
- Sondela Baby that was released on 15th November 2019
- Soka Lami which she dropped on 17th May 2019
- Lelilanga (2013)
The talented musician has also been featured in a number of songs including:
- Composed by Jesus Christ by Professor (2018)
- Robbie Malinga by Robbie Malinga (2017)
- The Duets by Robbie Malinga (2016)
- Dance Machine (2015)
- This is Gospel by several artists (2015)
- MoFaya by DJ SBU (2014)
Naima Kay continues to entertain South Africans with Jazz music. We cannot wait for the release of the fourth studio album!