Killer Kau Biography: Age, Net Worth, Height, Death, Parents, Siblings, Girlfriend, Instagram, Wiki, Songs, Awards 

February 24, 2024 0 Posted By Gift Nworie

Killer Kau was a multi-talented artist who excelled in various fields, such as singing, dancing, and producing records.

 His notable achievements include the popular songs “Tholukuthi Hey” and “Amaneighbour,” which catapulted him to fame in the South African Amapiano music scene. 

Unfortunately, his promising career was tragically cut short due to a fatal car accident in 2021. Despite his untimely demise, Killer Kau’s immense talent and contributions to the music industry will forever be remembered. 


  • Full name: Sakhile Hlatshwayo,
  • Stage name: Killer Kau
  • Born: July 5, 1998.
  • Age: 23 years old
  • Birthplace: Soweto,
  • Nationality: South Africa
  • Occupation: Singer and dancer
  • Height: 1.70m
  • Parents: Sibongile Makhubu and Muyekeni Makhubu.
  • Siblings: Tumelo Kau, Sanele Kau, Gugu Hlatshwayo, and Xolisile Makhubu.
  • Spouse: Olwethu Mkhwananzi and Nompumelelo Nene,
  • Children: None
  • Relationship: Dating
  • Net worth: $100,000 and $500,000.

Early life and education

Killer Kau was born in the vibrant city of Soweto, South Africa, on July 5, 1998. and he was raised by his parents. Sibongile Makhubu and Muyekeni Makhubu From a young age, he discovered his passion for music and began showcasing his vocal talents within the walls of his local church.

He grew up with his four siblings, Tumelo Kau, Sanele Kau, Gugu Hlatshwayo, and Xolisile Makhubu. In addition to this, he also embarked on a journey with the African Heavenly Soul Singers male choir, further expanding his musical horizons. 

When Killer Kau was still in grade 11 at Lavela Secondary School in Zola, Soweto, his life turned unexpectedly towards fame.


Killer Kau’s journey in the music industry started while he was still a student. However, it was in 2017 that his career skyrocketed after he shared a video of himself performing his track “Tholukuthi Hey” on various social media platforms. 

The video quickly gained immense popularity and went viral, capturing the interest of DJ Euphonik. Recognizing Killer Kau’s undeniable talent, DJ Euphonik wasted no time and signed him to his record label, propelling Killer Kau further into the spotlight and opening up numerous opportunities for his flourishing music career. 

Killer Kau’s career took off with his first hit single, “Tholukuthi Hey,” which became hugely popular in South Africa. This success paved the way for him to release more successful singles like “Amaneighbour,” “Sofa Silahlane,” and “Gobisiqolo”. Additionally, Killer Kau collaborated with renowned South African artists such as Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa, and Cassper Nyovest.

Awards and nominations

  •  SA Amapiano Music Awards, Best Amapiano Collaboration (won for the song “Amaneighbour”)
  •  South African Music Award for Record of the Year (nominated for the song “Tholukuthi Hey”)

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @killerkau_rsa
  • Facebook: Killer Kau SA
  • Twitter handle: @killerkaursa
  • Tiktok: @hbkliveact1

Personal Life

Killer Kau, a South African music artist, was known for keeping his personal life out of the public eye. Despite his fame, he cherished his relationships with family and friends, valuing their support and companionship. Additionally, Killer Kau was in a romantic relationship with a woman named Olwethu Mkhwananzi before his untimely demise.



  • Game Changer 
  • Tom and Jerry EP 
  • After School 

Selected Singles

  • Tholukuthi Hey (feat. Mbali)
  • Amaneighbour (feat. Reece Madlisa, Zuma, and ThackzinDJ)
  • Otsotsi Laba (with Jobe London and Moonie)
  • Ukulila (with Tumza Thusi, Lady Du, and Jobe London)
  • PIANO PIANO (with Leczy)
  • Injalo Lento (with Jobe London, G-Snap, and Zuma)
  • Kumnandi eSouth (with Kevi Kev)
  • Peace Magents (Tribute to Mpura) (with Mxrcus, Miano, Mhaw Keys, and others)
  • Nyakaza (with Blind and Majoyzaa)
  • Kokota (with KayGee DaKing and Bizizi)
  • Song Is Queen (by Lady Du, featuring Killer Kau)

Net Worth

Killer Kau, a multi-talented individual from South Africa, was a renowned singer, skilled dancer, and record producer.

 He had amassed an estimated net worth of $500,000 during his career.

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