Kelly Khumalo and gospel music: An important part, just not everything

Kelly Khumalo and gospel music: An important part, just not everything

- Kelly Khumalo confirmed she is remaining a pop-artist, despite fans being excited for her to move to gospel

- The singer acknowledged the huge role that gospel plays in her career and life, but also mentioned it's only one part

- This is the second time Kelly has had to deny claims she is changing genres, the first was last year on social media

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Kelly Khumalo, the voice of Africa, has responded to claims that she is trading-in her pop career for a gospel one.

Kelly is reinforcing a message she posted last year already, when she told fans that she has no intentions of making the move to gospel music

The chart-topping Esphambanweni has the singer very grateful for the positive response to the song, but denies that it is purely gospel. Kelly was quoted by TimesLive as saying that she is "just an artist who sings gospel."

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Kelly Khumalo, the voice of Africa, slaying the game Images: @kellykhumaloza/Instagram Source: Instagram
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The powerful singer has been nothing but pleased with the response to her song, on which she collaborated with Hlengiwe Mhlaba, saying that:

“It is about the significance of the cross. It reminds us that God loves us so much, he gave his only Begotten Son for us. It reminds us of his unconditional love. It has been amazing. It is a dream come true for me.”

Kelly acknowledges her close ties to gospel, stating that she has had a gospel song on every album and that she grew up in church. The vocalist even admitted that God has been an incredibly significant part of her life, but she stuck to her guns as she said:

"I am not a gospel artist and I don't think I will ever be a gospel artist. I am just an artist who sings gospel.”

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Kelly says that the one difference that might have lead Mzansi to think she was making the jump to gospel is simply that she is promoting her gospel tracks more strongly than ever before.

TimesLive quoted her as saying:

“I have grown to love and embrace gospel music more. God has been a very significant part of my world..."

In other Kelly Khumalo-related news, reported on the songstress' celebration after Empini hit the Number One spot in Africa.

The star took to social media to show off how well she has done for herself. The talented Mzansi singer was recognised for her latest, powerfully moving song after it topped local charts. According to Orthority, the song Empini was named the Number One Afro soul/Pop song in the nation.

Clearly, Kelly Khumalo will go from strength to strength despite any obstacles that get in her way.

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