Afro-jazz sensation Naima Kay, born Lungile Khumalo is a 2014 South African Music Award (Sama) Best Newcomer award winner and she has come a long way since then
Naima was discovered by Touch Africa Records, at a jazz festival in Port Shepstone, where she grew up. Her stage name “Naima, an Arabic name which means ‘peace’, was given to me by my manager, who says I’m ‘different’. And Kay comes from the first letter of her surname.
She started singing and writing songs in her school choir, and met bab’ Ngcobo in 2009. “He approached me after I’d performed at the jazz festival and asked if I was signed with any company. “About Naima Karr.”
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