A nine year old takes the Maskandi world by storm

Natasha K in the MUT Radio live studio

At just only nine years old, she has taken everyone by surprise. A chance placement of a playful video posted by her mother, Ntokozo Khoza, on social media changed Minenhle Khoza’s very young life.  Minenhle, whose stage name is Natasha K, has at least five videos on You Tube. These videos defy the Natasha K’s age. She is so matured in singing and performing her Maskandi songs. She is also very natural. This is the part that is likely to encourage other youngsters and surprise the older folks.

This grand performance is what led MUT Radio Maskandi presenter, King Africa, and the producer of his show, Nqobani Gumede, known as Bhut’ Omncane to invite Natasha K, to the studio during King Africa’s ‘Ushuni Wengoma’ show, on 6 May 2023, and talked to her about her background, her talent, the challenges she faced as she launched her music career,  challenges she could be facing at school since as a  public figure, how she balances her career engagements with her studies, her ambitions when she grows up, and her words of encouragement for both the youth and older people.

King Africa said during that the discussion, Ntasha K said she was shaken a bit by being on live studio for the first time. Natasha K said she would like to have enough resources to further her music career so she can be like her Maskandi idol, Zamambo Mkhize.

During the discussion, Natasha K also mentioned that she would like to be doctor. Quite surprising how the nine year old Natasha K spoke like a real mature woman, showing great foresight and calculated consideration of the future. “I would like to inspire my peers that they must do their level best with anything they are good at, and respect elders,” she said. Natasha K also appealed to the younger women to join reed dance so they could enjoy its benefits.

Natasha K’s social media handles are: Tik Tok: @natasha k