#LifeWithKellyKhumalo: middle finger for Jub Jub, tears from Somizi

• In the explosive first episode of Season 3 of the Showmax Original reality series Life With Kelly Khumalo, the singer: 

• Gives her ex, Jub Jub, the middle finger over his Mother’s Day message

• Brings Somizi to tears at her gospel concert

• Opens up to Wanda Baloyi about having “the sh*ttiest in-laws ever”

• Gets told to “Go f* yourself” by a man at the highest urban bar in Africa

• Dismisses Senzo Meyiwa allegations

Season 3 of Life With Kelly Khumalo is now streaming, with new episodes on Showmax every Tuesday.

The singer called her gin brand Controversy, and Season 3 of the SAFTA-winning Showmax Original reality series is going to get Twitter buzzing, if the explosive first episode is anything to go by.

In just 25 minutes, we see Kelly give her ex, Jub Jub, the middle finger over his Mother’s Day message; bring Somizi to tears at her first gospel concert since lockdown; and complain to her bestie Wanda Baloyi about having “the sh*ttiest in-laws ever,” who she claims doubted the paternity of both her children and “went to the witchdoctor to get rid of me!”. And we haven’t even mentioned the part where Kelly is told to “Go f* yourself” by a man while waiting for the lift up to Alto 234 in Sandton, the highest urban bar in Africa.

We also see Kelly interviewed by 702 presenter Relebogile Mabotja about the rise in calls to cancel her alongside the release of a true-crime documentary series about the death of Senzo Meyiwa as his trial was about to start. “The noise is external; it has absolutely nothing to do with me,” says Kelly.

Despite the ongoing conspiracy theories, Kelly’s career has never been better: her SAMA-nominated album The Voice of Africa went gold, the AFRIMA-nominated Empini became the biggest hit of her career and went quadruple platinum, Esphambanweni went double platinum and Ngathwala Ngaye went platinum.

“It just tells you that if you connect with people spiritually, success is inevitable, because people can relate to what you’re singing about, and they listen to your music on a daily basis,” she says in a video message to fans posted on Showmax’s YouTube channel today. “Thank you. I appreciate your love and support and most importantly your prayers and your positive words when the going gets hard. You constantly remind me: ‘Never forget who you are, never forget how powerful you are, and never forget that you are loved, that you are supported.’ So hey man, I love you guys.”

Produced by G.O.A.T (Dineo’s Diary) and directed by Kuda Jemba, with Graeme Swanepoel as showrunner, Season 3 of Life With Kelly Khumalo will release new episodes every Tuesday, first and only on Showmax.

Showmax has established itself as the home of reality TV streaming in Africa. The reality series The Real Housewives of Durban, Temptation Island: South Africa and Uthando Lodumo were three of the 10 most watched titles on Showmax in 2021; Life With Kelly Khumalo’s only competition in the 2021 SAFTA’s Best Soap Structured Reality TV Show category came from the Showmax Originals Somizi & Mohale: The Union and Lebo M: Coming Home; and The Real Housewives of Lagos has topped the Twitter trends charts in both Nigeria and South Africa, where Living The Dream With Somizi S5 is currently the most watched title on Showmax.

Look out for the finale of Living The Dream With Somizi S5 this Wednesday, 6 July 2022 and the second part of The Real Housewives of Lagos Reunion this Friday, 8 July 2022, first on Showmax.

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