Khaya Mthethwa Biography
Khaya Mthethwa also is known as The PK (The Pastor’s Kid) is a South African musician, singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist. He is well known for winning the 8th season of TV singing competition Idols South Africa, the first black person to have done so. He is also known as a choir member of the gospel unit called Joyous Celebration, popular both in South Africa across Africa. His affection for music stems from his strong upbringing and the guidance that he received from his religious parents, pastors’ Themba and Lulu Mthethwa.
Khaya Mthethwa Age|Birth sign
He was born on 25 November 1987 in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. His birth sign is Sagittarius and as of 2019, he is 32 years old.
Khaya Mthethwa Nationality
He is a South African citizen.
Khaya Mthethwa Early life|Education
Born and raised in Durban Kwa-Zulu Natal, he grew up in a church environment. His father Bhekithemba Mthethwa is a minister at the Umlazi Oasis Fellowship Centre.
Later finishing high school, he wanted to pursue a career in music but his parents were not penetrative on the idea and so he went on to study project management at the varsity college but remained active in a church as a music director of the church choir.
Khaya Mthethwa Career
The early 2010s
He discovered his career in singing when he was in high school. He first appeared as a backing vocalist singing Tenor for Joyous Celebration co-founder Mthunzi Namba’s Mercy album. In 2010, he was then asked to join Joyous Celebration two days prior to the live recording of Joyous Celebration.
In 2012, he appeared on Ntokozo Mbambo’s Filled album, again as a backing vocalist. In 2012, he registered Idols South Africa with the intention of trying out a different genre to enhance his music abilities. He went on to win the competition and won with over 80% of the public votes.
In 2013, he entered another TV competition, The Clash Of The Choirs, this time as part of the Kwa-Zulu Natal choir; the group won. He can sing gospel, jazz, R&B, and pop, and he is a self-taught musician who can play guitar, keyboard, drums, and percussion. He is also a songwriter who wrote most of the songs on his debut album, For You.
He is a host of Gospel Alive a Gospel TV show that premiered 3 November 2013 on Multichoice DSTV’s Mzansi magic channel, on which he worked with content producer Tebogo Rameetse. In 2014, he unleashed a live DVD recording titled The Uprising. Later he released The Dawn in 2014, and in 2018, he released Mkhulumsebenzi.
Khaya Mthethwa Television
In late 2013 he began hosting the Mzansi Magic religious music talk show Gospel Alive. On 21 May 2017 he started hosting the BET gospel show Rhythm and Gospel and on 25 June 2017, he debuted as the host of SABC1’s Sunday morning gospel show Gospel Avenue.
- Clash of the Choirs South Africa – Season 1 (Choirmaster – KwaZulu-Natal)
- Code Green – Season 1 (Himself)
- Cooking Gospel – Season 1 (Himself)
- Gospel Alive – Season 1 (Host – Himself)
- I Love South Africa – Season 1 (Contestant – Himself)
- Idols – Season 8 (Winner – Himself)
- Minnie Dlamini: Becoming Mrs. Jones – Season 1 (Musician – Himself)
- The Remix SA – Season 1 (Guest judge – Himself)
- Zaziwa – Season 4 ( Himself)
Khaya Mthethwa Girlfriend
He was romantically involved with Nomzamo Mbatha and at one point they were reported that they were engaged to get married.
Khaya Mthethwa Wedding
Khaya Mthethwa and former Miss South Africa Ntandoyenkosi Kunene had their traditional wedding in December 2017 in Piet Retief, Mpumalanga. Mthethwa presented the Kunene family with blankets, umbrellas, pots, and groceries such as potatoes, carrots, and cabbages.
Khaya Mthethwa Baby
Ntando and Khaya Mthethwa have welcomed their baby. The proud parents took to social media to share the exciting news and revealed their little one’s name, Oyinkosi Mthethwa.
Khaya Mthethwa Net Worth
As of 2019, he has an estimated net worth of $1 Million – $5 Million (Approx.)
Khaya Mthethwa Awards
- Live Audio Visual Recording Album (SAMA23)=2017
- Best Newcomer award at the 12th Annual Metro FM Awards.
- South African Music Award for Best Contemporary Faith Music Album-2017
- 2016 SABC Crown Gospel Awards-Best Gospel DVD
Khaya Mthethwa Songs
- Ushilo Wena
- Our God
- Settle for less and your way
- Only one for me
- Hhayi Akekh’ Onjengawe
- How do yo love
- This generation
- Pour of yourself and we wo
- Praise your name
- Malibongwe and Ngiyafuna
- Akekh’ ofana nawe
- Noma Ngihamba
- Settle for less
- Pour of yourself
- ‘Lil means a lot
- Break it clean
- Time is now
- Lift him High
- For your glory
- Praise Him