It seems like Kelly Khumalo just can’t accept defeat! The local musician recently found herself losing her mind and suffering from severe chest pains after not receiving a single award at the South African Music Awards (SAMA) held on Saturday night. And boy, did she let her feelings be known!
The SAMA ceremony, which took place at the Sun Arena in Pitioli, was broadcast live on SABC 1. Kelly, known for her sweet voice, was nominated for Best Female Artist, but unfortunately, she lost out to fellow singer Ntokozo Mbambo. Cue the outrage!
As expected, social media was ablaze with mixed reactions to Kelly’s loss. Some people couldn’t help but revel in her failure, possibly due to her association with the infamous case of her child’s father, the late Senzo Meyiwa. On the other hand, there were those who genuinely believed that Mbambo deserved the award.
Kelly, known for her candidness, took to the streets of Twitter to express her displeasure at the loss. She questioned whether there was something she needed to say or if there were people who were simply more interested in her. It’s clear that she’s not one to shy away from speaking her mind!
While Kelly’s fans were quick to rally behind her, others on social media failed to sympathize with her disappointment. They were quick to point out that she shouldn’t compare herself to the calm and talented Ntokozo Mbambo, suggesting that she take a leaf out of Mbambo’s book.
Nontokozo naye uyazi numbers don’t lie.! Asimesabi ! Fuseg Samas !— The Voice Of Africa (@KellyKhumaloZA) November 18, 2023
I said what I said and take nothing— The Voice Of Africa (@KellyKhumaloZA) November 19, 2023
We would like to take this moment and thank SAMA’s— ChrisExcel (@ChrisExcel102) November 19, 2023
Kelly Khumalo deserves nothing!!! pic.twitter.com/zznwaY5na5
Kelly Khumalo can swear all she wants, but vocally? She’s no match for Ntokozo. That’s the REAL voice of Africa pic.twitter.com/mOj8X6KCxn— P. (@Pako_Mx) November 19, 2023
I don’t wanna lie, deep down I’m so excited and happy seeing those tweets coming from Kelly Khumalo busy venting and crying… She deserves it! No award for her till she tells us kwenzakaleni ngoMeyiwa!!!! pic.twitter.com/mAxdjIyQQ0— Cellular® (@Cellular_jnr) November 19, 2023
“You guys have never heard Kelly Khumalo sing live”— Le rata depth gore. (@Ketso28) November 19, 2023
Even if she whispered the song in my ear, she’d still not be better than Ntokozo.
We don't need your apology. You've allegedly done far worse and never apologised.— Kenny 🇿🇦 (@Llekamania_) November 19, 2023