Khanyi is a multi-talented, singer-songwriterfrom Cape Town , South Africa, who combines her signature vocals and guitar to encapsulate an upbeat, vibey & captivating performance.
She made her national live performance debut in 2018 when she was chosen as the support act for South African icon Jimmy Nevis. The pair went on to writing, recording and releasing a single together titled "Closure" which went onto being streamed over 160 000 times as well as being added onto radio stations playlists nation wide.
The Johannesburg born Khanyi has been quietly crafting her sound since the age of six years old, when her dad recognised her passion for singing nursery rhymes at the top of her lungs, and enrolled her for piano and vocal lessons. Just two years later she was writing her own lyrics and crafting melodies to accompany her thoughts. Most evenings after school were spent with her dad, who would blast some of the greatest legends through their surround sound, from ABBA to Michael Jackson, from Whitney Houston to Mariah Carey, from Freshly Ground to Bob Marley and to top it off, one of South Africa’s greatest, Mafikizolo.
Khanyi’s musical inspirations are vast and are a testament to her innate musical ability and taste. She credits artists like ABBA, Willow, Halsey, Maggie Lindemann, and Billie Eilish for shaping her style and delivery.
Her latest single ‘Sweetest Fruit’ which was produced by Berklee graduate and international producer Blake Sayer, drew inspiration upon the nostalgic era of early pop-punk/pop-rock, using heavy guitar rifts whilst still keeping the production fresh and relevant.
“This song is about getting fed up with someone that you used to care about, but after years of instability and just getting treated like trash you’re just finally done. Im taking no *BS, it’s really over this time and through my music, I found a sweeter way of telling them to (beep) off.” - Says KhanyiShared with Public
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