Meyiwa’s tragic death triggers a huge download for Kelly’s music

By Mpho Tshikhudo
09 November 2014

Every dark cloud has a silver lining. This may sound too cliché, but rings true for songbird Kelly Khumalo who has been embroiled in the tragic “drama” that involved the death of her late boyfriend, Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa

. The whole incident, no doubt, took its toll on her music activities. But, DRUM can reveal that Kelly’s latest single, A si Nne,  has enjoyed tremendous support from music downloading public.

Kelly Khumalo

“What we’ve noticed is the overwhelming amount of downloads in terms of the single, A si Nne,” said Eugene Mthethwa, CEO at TopCrew Movies and Kelly Khumalo’s executive producer.

Eugene says the Venda written song Asine means –‘It's not me’.

“People just lapped it up. It couldn’t have been a coincidence because we released the song way before the sad passing of Senzo. But what we’ve picked up is that the song’s gained momentum in terms of downloads. It could have something to do with the video clip that recently went viral; where Kelly and Senzo are seen singing along to the song.”

Eugene also confirmed that one booking was cancelled on account of Kelly’s mourning curfew. “Following my consultation with Kelly, she has confirmed that there were events cancelled due to the mourning process and not because of any animosity by the promoters of “Can Do.”

Kwaito king, Arthur Mafokate,

When Drum spoke to Kwaito king, Arthur Mafokate, who is the promoter of Can Do events, he mentioned that plans are underway to stage the events in the near future.

So how is Kelly holding up now? “As any other person in a situation of losing a loved one through death, she has days when the incident hits the nerve,” Eugene said. “But she is appreciative of the support she has received from the entertainment sector and family members; she believes that the feeling will get better by the day.”

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