M uvhango actor and Mamazala presenter Dingaan Khumalo is excited about taking on the music industry.

Dingaan, whose singing alter ego is DSK, will be releasing his debut single titled Gabadiya featuring Bhubhesi next week.

He told SunBuzzthat before becoming an actor and presenter, he was a musician.

“I grew up in a family that loved music. At home we had a gospel choir called Kganya Ya Lesedi and everyone in the family was part of that choir.

“Then in high school I was in a group called Pause, we sang R&B songs,” he said.

“I then grew up and started taking it seriously, I joined S.A.B.C Choristers which was famous back between 1996 and 1998. We sang a song for Bafana Bafana when they went for their first World Cup. However, music wasn’t bringing in money for me and I am a first born at home. I had to leave it and make money,” she said.

But now that he doesn’t need to take care of his siblings anymore, Dingaan is back to pursue his first love.

“My time belongs to me now and I am able to split it and work on things I’m interested in.


“I was inspired by Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa. They’ve been doing an amazing job.

“And even though I cannot dance, I love amapiano and I love that it’s an authentic South African sound and that is how I decided to come back now. I wanted to be part of it,” said Dingaan.

The former Speak Out presenter said amapiano is his way of destressing from his shows.

“I’ve been presenting for a long time and as South Africans know, the shows I’ve been hosting need someone who is strong, mentally. And that gets you tired, so I decided to do something that was going to make me happy and won’t be heavy. Amapiano is not stressful, it makes people happy and dance,” he said.

Dingaan said Gabadiya might be a controversial song.

“People are going to think I’m throwing shade. But some ladies feel like they are too beautiful and they become mean.

“So the song is just telling them to calm down and relax because there are people who are prettier than them,” said Dingaan.