FOCUS: KORA ALL AFRICA MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE NAIMA KAY (SOUTH AFRICA)
Darebaba.net – MOST PROMISING FEMALE ARTISTE IN AFRICA NAIMA KAY (SOUTH AFRICA)
Lungile Khumalo was born on the 25th of May several years ago, at the wee hours of the morning inside a ward at a relatively unknown Bomela clinic in Port Shepstone down the KZN South Coast.
Lungile Khumalo whose name means “It is well” was signed in February 2013 to one of the most respected and reputable record company, Touch Africa Records headed by one of South Africa’s entertainment head honcho’s Mdu Ngcobo.
She is famously known in South Africa as Naima Kay, which is an Arabic name meaning “Peace and tranquility”. Her record label CEO gave her the name Naima Kay, because she has an amazing talent of bringing peace and tranquility to the soul the moment she utters a first note.
Naima kay started singing at her high school in the year 2005. Won best newcomer award at SAMA 2014.
“I was a weird kid while all my friends were going crazy about kwaito and dance music, i was the biggest fan of Mama Ubusi Mhlongo, Dorothy Masuka and Miriam Makeba, Naima Kay explains”.
As she went through high school, music became her first love. “I seriously never visualised music as a career for my self, i mean i’m just a young girl coming from a small town near no where. I had always said to my self, that career in music is for big town girls”, Naima kay says. Her debut album with Touch Africa Records was released in April 2013.
For Naima Kay, following her passion was a great achievement for her. Nevertheless, she is competing for the most promising female artiste in Africa category. Can she win? Drop a thumbs up if you want her to win below
and to vote directly to KORA, follow this:
FOR NIGERIA AND NAMIBIA , SMS YOUR ARTIST’S VOTING CODE TO 33320
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Naima Kay’s Video for KORA Award nomination track in focus: Sokwenzejani ft Robbie Malinga has over 109,730 Youtube views. Watch below
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