Khaya Mthethwa Biography: Wife, Age, Songs, Net Worth, Albums, Siblings, Parents, Funeral, Wikipedia, Instagram, Wikipedia

Khaya Mthethwa Biography: Wife, Age, Songs, Net Worth, Albums, Siblings, Parents, Funeral, Wikipedia, Instagram, Wikipedia

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Khayelihle Nkosinathi Mthethwa (born November 25, 1987), addressed professionally as Khaya Mthethwa, is a multi-gifted South African gospel singer, songwriter, and musician. He is also a composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist. 

He is best known for winning the 8th season of the TV singing competition Idols South Africa, the first black person to have done so. 

He has a love and passion for music that started at a young age.

Khaya Mthethwa
Khaya Mthethwa: History • Bio • Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Real Name: Khayelihle Nkosinathi Mthethwa
Stage Name: Khaya Mthethwa
Born: 25 November 1987 (age 36 years old)
Place of Birth: Durban, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Height: 1.77 m
Parents: Bhekithemba Mthethwa, Lulu Mthethwa
Siblings: Mnqobi Mthethwa
Wife • Spouse: Ntandoyenkosi ‘Ntando’ Kunene ​(m. 2017-2019)
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Oyinkosi Mthethewa
Occupation: Singer • Songwriter
Net Worth: US$5 million

Early Life & Education

Khaya Mthethwa was born on November 25, 1987, in the KwaZulu-Natal area, where he grew up surrounded by music and musicians. He has a sibling named Mnqobi Mthethwa.

Aged 36, he was born into the family of Bhekithemba Mthethwa (father) and Lulu Mthethwa (mother).

He decided to pursue a career in music after high school and enrolled at the Durban University of Technology to study jazz performance. He honed his skills as a vocalist and instrumentalist there. Rise, his debut solo album, was released in 2017.

Personal Life

Khaya Mthethwa got married to his ex-wife named Ntandoyenkosi ‘Ntando’ Kunene, in 2017, but they decided to annul their union.

Khaya Mthethwa and his wife, Ntando Kunene Mthethwa, announced their divorce through every means possible without leaving a clue as to why they called it to quit. 

Khaya Mthethwa opened up about the arrangement in December 2019, leaving his fans perplexed because no one saw it coming. Their marriage was blessed with a child named Oyinkosi Mthethewa.


In 2012, Khaya Mthethwa returned to Ntokozo Mbambo‘s Filled album as a backup vocalist. He auditioned for Idols South Africa in 2012, intending to broaden his musical horizons by attempting a different genre. He went on to win the competition in the first place. He garnered more than 80% of the vote from the general people.

Khaya Mthethwa discovered his love for singing when he was in high school. On Joyous Celebration co-founder Mthunzi Namba‘s Mercy album, Khaya Mthethwa made her debut as a backup vocalist, singing Tenor.

He was then asked to join Joyous Celebration two days before the live recording of Joyous Celebration 15 in 2010.

Khaya Mthethwa hosts Gospel Alive, a gospel television show that premiered on Multichoice DSTV’s Mzansi magic channel on November 3, 2013, and on which he partnered with content producer Tebogo Rameetse.

In 2015, he was ordained as a pastor. He released The Uprising, a live DVD recording, in 2014. The Dawn was released in 2016, and Mkhulumsebenzi was released in 2018.

In 2013, he participated in another TV event, The Clash of the Choirs, as a member of the Kwa-Zulu Natal choir, which won. Khaya Mthethwa is a self-taught keyboardist, guitarist, drummer, and percussionist.

He can sing gospel, pop, jazz, and R&B, among other genres. He’s also a songwriter, having written most of the songs on his debut album, For You.

Net Worth

Being one of the complete musicians from South Africa has yielded good fortune for the songster. Khaya Mthethwa currently has a net worth estimation of US$5 million.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @Khayamthethwa


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