Kholwa Brothers

Based: Durban

Kholwa Brothers are an exciting, internationally experienced 11-piece a cappella (Isicathamiya) group based in Durban, South Africa. This highly skilled and seasoned choir was formed in 1990 by Derrick Mlambo. Originally hailing from Snathing in Pietermaritzburg, Derrick is now based at INanda in Durban.

Based in Durban, KZN, the multi award-winning Kholwa Brothers have attained the best South African vocal group status through developing their routine from local and international shows, social and official functions to reach sublime standard of performance.

Locally, the Kholwa Brothers have performed across South Africa in Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, and Pietermaritzburg, amongst other locations. A career highlights was to perform at the the Sonke Festival where the late former president of South Africa Dr Nelson Mandela addressed the people of KwaZulu Natal for the first time after his release from prison.

The word “kholwa” is a Zulu word meaning “A believer”. The group consists of Mlambo Derrick, Sishi Mlungisi, Ngcobo Philani, Sibiya Dumisani, Xulu Lindokuhle, Nzimande Nhlakanipho, Gumede Ngcebo, Ngcobo Simphiwe, Ngcobo hopewell, Ndwandwe Mthobisi and Xulu Ntandoyenkosi.

The group has collaborated with other top artists such as Mandoza, Sibongile Mngoma, Gcina Mhlophe, HHP, Jabu Kanyile and Bayete, and Mara Louw.

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