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Khaya to open act for US star

By Gezzy Sibisi | Jan 23, 2013 | COMMENTS [ 17 ]

HE WON the hearts of many South Africans with his talented and fine voice when he became the first black Idols winner in 2012.

Now singer Khaya Mthethwa is rising higher and is set to be the opening act for American music star Miguel's SA tour.

Los Angeles-born Miguel - real name Jontel Pimentel - is a recording artist, songwriter and producer, who was signed to Jive Records in 2007 and released his debut album, All I Want Is You, in November 2010.

Miguel's SA tour shows are expected to be held at the Standard Bank Arena in Johannesburg on March 1 and 2 and at the Grand West Casino and Entertainment World in Cape Town on March 3 .

"I have done opening acts for international gospel artists such as Israel Houghton and Kirk Franklin, but never in the R&B genre," an excited Mthethwa said this week."

He said he had been given 20 minutes to perform tracks from his For You debut album, which included hit songs like MoveMove and This Love, before six-time Grammy-winning Adorn star Miguel takes over.

Mthethwa said he had radio personality Tbo Touch to thank, after the Metro FM DJ managed to bring the American singer to South Africa and asked his listeners to vote for whom they would like to be the opening act Miguel's shows.

"I was on my way taking my CD to the radio station when Tbo Touch told me the great news" said Mthethwa.

Coincidentally, Mthethwa has been nominated for the Best Newcomer in the Metro FM Awards.


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Damn it Sowetan can't you give us some worthy news as copmared to this rubb1sh

Jan 23, 2013 7:27 | 0 replies

Who is the boy guys? Dont know him at all.
Dont worry he doesnt know you either
Wa gafa wena watermellon.

Jan 23, 2013 1:43 | 0 replies

Who is the boy guys? Dont know him at all.
Dont worry he doesnt know you either

Jan 23, 2013 12:34 | 0 replies

Who is the boy guys? Dont know him at all.

Jan 23, 2013 12:29 | 0 replies

why ladies like Khaya?

Jan 23, 2013 12:8 | 0 replies

i had even forgoten there is a person called Khaya who won the idol. where have he been since winning. have a release an album coz i only know 1 song and it is so boring.

Jan 23, 2013 10:30 | 0 replies

I miss china man lol

Jan 23, 2013 9:50 | 0 replies

Go Khaya!

Jan 23, 2013 9:40 | 0 replies

@Mdala,would you rather read about Obama's new hairdo.....Jealous down man

Jan 23, 2013 9:18 | 0 replies

@ Punkies, njhe... hahahaha

Jan 23, 2013 9:14 | 0 replies

@Mdala, come one dude-:) This is news worthy..get a life.

Jan 23, 2013 9:10 | 0 replies