Songstress Rethabile Khumalo talks about her mom Winnie inspires her
Even though Rethabile Khumalo only really “blew up” as an artist after creating Umlilo with DJ Zinhle and Mvzzle, she’s been hustling for an extended time and she’s opened about how the rejection of both her and her mother Winnie Khumalo has made her stronger.
Rethabile’s mother is songstress Winnie Khumalo of Live My Life fame and chatting with TshisaLIVE Rethabile explained why she considers this her greatest blessing.
“I’m so lucky to possess Winnie Khumalo as my mother because I even have someone who understands the journey an artist takes and therefore the ups and downs of the journey. I even have watched her undergo ups and downs in her career and survive them, that’s how I do know I can and that I will too.”
Long before Rethabile imagined that she’d get on one among the foremost played songs in Mzansi, she knew that her destiny was in music. The singer tried her luck on Idols SA and even visited The Voice.
Behind the scenes, she knocked on many doors and got rejected several times. She explained that she needs to some extent where she was sending DMs to famous musicians hoping that one among them would give her an opportunity.
That chance for her came when DJ Zinhle replied to her DM.
“I am rejected numerous times by this industry that there was a time I assumed maybe I should just drop this whole and return to high school … but I didn’t hand over. I did shows for free of charge and just kept on because I really like music.
DJ Zinhle replied thereto DM and gave me an attempt and I’ll forever be grateful. My life changed and that I thank God for that moment,” she said.
Rethabile says she features a lot of respect for female artists and DJs that are “for other females” and she or he hopes to try to an equivalent for other aspiring female artists.