I’ll die on stage, says Winnie Khumalo on ‘too old for gqom’ backlash
Chrizelda Kekana | 2017-06-02 12:07:17.0
Winnie will never quit music.
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Winnie Khumalo has reinvented herself over the years to remain relevant in the competitive music industry and has some stinging words for people who think “she’s too old” for any type of music.
The singer has come out to let haters know that she does not plan on retiring anytime soon despite haters saying “she’s too old for gqom music”.
During an interview with TshisaLIVE, Winnie explained that she has learned that the key to longevity is reinventing yourself as an artist.
“All the legends that I look up to gave their everything to their music and they never stoped. Why should I? I will die on stage, like the greats before me,” she said.
Winnie said that people have been asking her when she plans on retiring but the singer has no plans to leave music. The singer’s latest single Yile Gqom, which is part of her upcoming album, features DJ Cleo and is a club banger.
She told TshisaLIVE that she’s had people tell her she’s “too old for gqom” but she does not care because as an artist she is showing off her capabilities.
“As a child star, I have been reinventing myself in music. I even sang gospel [music] at some point and right now I want to enter this exciting market of gqom sound and I don’t care if people think I’m too old. There’s no such thing, I make music that makes people happy and makes them dance,” Winnie said.
The Live My Life hitmaker said she hopes to release her album before the end of the year under her business Winnie K. She said it will have house music which she did with DJ Christos in 2015 and it will also have gqom.