Khosi Ngema ventures into music and talks about her dad.

Without a doubt, Khosi Ngema would put music above anything else. Khosi is now pursuing music and has released the track “Why,” following years of researching behind the scenes.

Like other prominent stars who have alter egos when they are on stage, Beyonce – Shasha Fierce, Nicky Minaj – Onika, Eminem – Slim Shady, Khosi’s alter ego or stage name is Kho”si.


“I just liked how the spelling of Kho”si looked, compared to just Khosi. But also, when I was trying to come up with a stage name, Khosi was the one that got stuck with me. I am Nomkhosi, Khosi in short. But adding the apostrophe separates Khosi the actress and Kho”si the musician. Using my name was me paying homage to my grandmother, whom I was named after. So, it felt right to keep my stage name with a little twist.”Although her acting career brought her to the spotlight, her true passion has always been music. She continues by saying that she was raised by actors and musicians and that her earliest childhood memories have always been connected to music.Her father, Mangaliso Ngema, is a seasoned actor.“I started writing music at 15 years old, and it has always been my first love.My grandmother raised me for a bit; she was a musician (Patience Africa), and she loved music, so I was exposed to Tracy Chapman, Joan Armatrading, Enya, Stimela, and Michael Jackson. I remember being obsessed with Michael Jackson and emulating him, knowing I wanted to be a performer,” she says

“I learned guitar and piano and I knew that I wanted to make music to release. I started producing my own music in 2020 and since then, I have had the itch to release it.My father and family has also been encouraging me to put out music, but there has always been some hesitation and feeling like I’m not ready. But I feel now is the perfect time and I am finding my voice. I now know what I want to do and tackle this journey,” she says.

She adds that she has a lot of music that she has been working on and will release a project soon. I would love to work with Shekinah, Mlindo, Ami Faku, Black Coffee, and globally Drake – that would be interesting and Sabrina Claudio for her writing. But I am also inspired by my peers.”