Kelly Khumalo: I don’t think I’ll ever be a gospel singer.

Kelly Khumalo: I don’t think I’ll ever be a gospel singer.

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Kelly Khumalo could also be taking us to church and topping the charts with the powerful Hlengiwe Mhlaba collab Esphambanweni, but the star has hit back at claims she has traded her pop career for one closer to the pulpit.

Esphambanweni has earned the star rave reviews and trended on music streaming services, and Kelly recently told TshisaLIVE she has been humbled by the response to the song.

“It is about the importance of the cross. It reminds us that God loves us such a lot, he gave his only Begotten Son for us. It reminds us of his unconditional love. it’s been amazing. it’s a dream come true on behalf of me .”

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In a video to fans last year, Kelly said she had received many messages encouraging her to release a gospel album, but was still undecided about venturing into the genre.
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In an Instagram video on the launch of DStv’s new channel, Trace Gospel, she hinted at possibly sacrificing “secular music” to release the project.

“Something changed in me. My whole life, I even have been trying to work out who am I and what I’m meant to try to to. I used to be convinced doing secular music was exactly what I used to be meant to try to, but after tonight I feel different.

“The thought of it scares me. It scares me such a lot because, for me, i really like God, I respect God, and that I think the most important fear comes from whether I’m making the proper decision. What scares me is that I’m leaving me behind. it’s surrendering to the facility that’s God. this is often one thing I can’t be responsible of. It requires me to surrender which scares me.”
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She has now denied claims she may be a gospel artist and said she has always infused gospel in her music.

“I haven’t made a move to gospel music. I even have always had a gospel song on all my albums. I grew up in the church. God has been a really significant part of my life. I’m not a gospel artist and that I don’t think I will be able to ever be a gospel artist. I’m just an artist who sings gospel.”
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Kelly said the sole difference is that she is actively promoting her gospel music quite she has done before.

“I have grown to like and embrace gospel music more. God has been a really significant a part of my world and that i need the planet to understand and understand that the strength and resilience they see in me, isn’t due to me but due to the facility that sustains me, which is God”.