Rethabile Khumalo Biography

Rethabile Khumalo is the South Africa singer, songwriter, composer, guitarist, and dancer, to mention a few. The multi-talented artist shot to fame after taking part in Idols SA season 8 and 9. Here is everything you need to know about the songstress.

Rethabile Khumalo Age

Rethabile Khumalo was born on 09 September 1996 in Soweto. She is 26 years old as of 2022.

Rethabile Khumalo was born and raised in Protea Glen in Soweto. Her mother is famous musician Winnie Khumalo. Her father’s name is not known but he is also a musician. Rethabile Khumalo has got a half-brother  Thando Thobela from her mother’s relationship with former boxing champion Dingaan ‘Rose of Soweto’ Thobela.

Rethabile Khumalo Education And Career

Despite being the daughter of a famous musician, Rethabile has struggled to get to where she is now. Unlike others who would have centered on their parents’ success, she chose to work hard on her own and not rely on her mother’s success to gain entry into the entertainment industry. Her story is truly inspiring.

boxing champion Dingaan ‘Rose of Soweto’ Thobela. The siblings were raised in Protea Glen in Soweto by their mother.

For her schooling, Rethabile attended the National School of the Arts (NSA), where her love for music was developed. When she was six years old, the singer had already achieved a feat that many of us could not: she could sing and dance, and she even participated in local talent shows. Her talent has always been so noticeable that in 2008, she was her mom’s backing vocalist and dancer.

After high school, she started out as a showgirl at Montecasino’s Cantare in a show called Heels and Feathers. Her turn at Idols South Africa is what officially began her career. The songstress participated in season 8 and 9 of Idols SA. She first auditioned for Idols SA in 2012 when she was still 16 years old and still in high school.

She made her second attempt in 2013 when she was 17 years old. Despite not winning the competition on both occasions, the star did not give up. She kept trying to break into the entertainment industry, suffering many rejections in the process.

Winnie Khumalo, A stunning South African singer with a great voice One day, her mom’s friend, Zodwa Wabantu, invited them to a party at a pop club in Soweto which attended DJ Tira and his wife, Gugu Khathi. DJ Tira is a Durban music boss. While she was seated next to Gugu Khathi, Rethabile talked to her about her passion for music. What followed was Gugu telling her that they should keep in touch.

That same day, Rethabile ended up performing Pretty Disaster by Moneoa. Weeks later, Rethabile was in a studio recording her first song, Nomathemba Nomathe, which translates to ‘mother of hope.’ She wrote the song herself.

In 2018, on Rethabile’s birthday, DJ Tira officially welcomed the songstress into the Afrotainment family, announcing that she had signed a record deal with the label. Afrotainment is one of Mzansi’s number one record labels. DJ Tira made the announcement on Instagram with the caption,

Afrotainment believes in growing the SA music industry. Since 2005 we have release countless albums and launched many artists’ careers. Some of whom now have their own record labels. Afrotainment has recently welcomed new talent which has kept the fire burning at Afrotainment.


Driven by love of what we do, we continue to make South Africa and the world dance. It is with great pleasure to announce another addition to the Afrotainment family, from Soweto, Johannesburg… Her single officially drops on the 14th of September titled NOMATHEMBA. Oh by the way, it is Rethabile’s birthday today so Happy Birthday Afro elihle may you enjoy today. We cant wait to make beautiful music with you #Nomathemba”

Speaking about the deal, the songstress said, ‘‘I am very excited and very grateful. I have been in the industry for some time now but I have been underground. You know so many doors have been shut in my face but this makes it worth it. I am really blessed and honoured to be part of the (Afrotainment) family.”

Rethabile Khumalo Boyfriend

The star boyfriend is not yet revealed

Rethabile Khumalo Net Worth

The star net worth is unknown

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