Naima Kay is in love but not ready for marriage

2018-10-18 10:27

MUSICIAN Naima Kay has been off the limelight for some time because she is cooking up her fourth studio album. She speaks to Move! about being in love after a painful past.  As happy as she is in her relationship now, the star says she isn’t ready to walk down the aisle yet.


Naima Kay, real name Lungile Khumalo, has found love in the arms of a man she will not name. The award-winning artist says she and her mystery man have been together for a year- and-a-half. “Yes, I am in a relationship and I am very happy. I’ve been through a lot in the past and have been hurt so many times, but I choose not to dwell on it as I have moved on. My family has met him and they like him. I have also met his family and we get along just fine,” she says. Even though she is madly in love with her man, the star from Port Shepstone in KwaZulu-Natal says she is not ready for a lifelong commitment. “At this stage, we are just dating and not getting married anytime soon. I’m not ready for marriage at this point,” she says.


It’s alleged that rapper Junior De Rocka broke Naima’s heart when he dated both her and entertainer Ntando Duma at the same time.  But both Naima and Junior De Rocka dismissed the rumours.    In 2016, Ntando fell pregnant with the DJ’s daughter but not long after that, she and De Rocka called it quits. Naima has put the past behind her and she is with a new man who is not in the entertainment industry.


The star has been busy writing some new music. “I love writing music and I have been writing a lot of songs. In the past, I have written for Professor and I have just written for The Bass and new artist, DJ Happy Girls,” she says. Best known for hit songs such as Lelilanga and Thando, Naima Kay is also working on her fourth studio album. She says her fans can, as always, expect good music from her and the album will be out soon. One of Naima Kay’s biggest singles, Sokwenzenjani, featured the late Robbie Malinga. The star gushes about working with such a giant. “It was amazing working with Robbie. His energy and vibe in the studio was always great. South Africa has lost a legend,” she says.


We have often seen celebrities being bullied on social media by followers. Fans can do anything from criticising an artist’s talent, appearance and opinions. This often affects the artists who sometimes hit back and appear to be rude and mean. However, Naima Kay says she is not fazed by social media. “I use social media mainly to promote my songs and gigs. I also try not to take everything everyone says on social media personally. Negative and unnecessary comments don’t  affect me because I know who I am and my worth. I don’t need affirmation from people on social media,” she says.

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