Sibongile Khumalo Biography: Age, Career, Albums & Net Worth


Sibongile Khumalo (born 24 September 1957) is a South African opera and jazz singer. She grew up listening to and singing opera, oratorio and classical art songs, and these are genres that she still loves to interpret and perform.

Sibongile Khumalo

Sibongile Khumalo Age

She was born on 24 September 1957 in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa. Khumalo is 66 years old as of 2023 and celebrates her birthday on September 24th every year.

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She has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in music from the University of Zululand and a BA Honours from University of the Witwatersrand.

In 2009, Khumalo was honoured by Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, by being awarded a Doctor of Music honoris causa.

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She has also been awarded honorary doctorates by the University of South Africa (Doctor of Musicology Honoris Causa) and the University of Zululand (Doctor of Philosophy Honoris Causa).


At the age of 24, she headed the music department of The Federated Union of Black Arts and started performing seriously in 1992. Her first album, entitled Ancient Beginnings, was recorded in 1996.

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Khumalo made her debut at the Luanda International Jazz Festival and performed at a South African embassy National Day event in Kampala, Luanda. She was contracted to be the Musical Director, composer and arranger for the AFCON 2013 opening and closing ceremonies.

In 2013, she has been recognised by the Naledi Theatre Awards with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sibongile Khumalo Albums

  • Ancient Evenings, 1996
  • Live at the Market Theatre, 1998
  • Immortal Secrets, 2000
  • Quest, 2002
  • Sibongile Khumalo, 2006
  • Greatest Hits, 2009
  • Sibongile Khumalo Live, 2009
  • Breath of life, 2016

Sibongile Khumalo Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $500 000 which she has earned from her successful career.


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