Hope Mkhway Mkhwanazi

Hope Mkhway - Idols SA Season 18 Top 12 contestant

Hope Mkhway Mkhwanazi is a South African singer, songwriter and musical theatre practioner. She was born and raised in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. She is a Top 12 contestant on Idols SA Season 18 in 2022.

Currently living in Pretoria, Hope Mkhway describes herself as a calm spirit and weird in a good way.

Hope Mkhway’s Biography

Name:Hope Mkhway Mkhwanazi
Age:23 years old
Occupation:Singer, songwriter, musical theatre practioner
Hometown:Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal

She started singing at the age of five and participated in a lot of plays at school.

Hope Mkhway says joining the Midlands Youth Choir opened a new avenue of what music could sound like.

After years of thinking about entering Idols South Africa, Hope decided that now was the perfect time.

“I wasn’t ready earlier than this,” she says, having just completed studying musical theatre at Tshwane University of Technology.

“Before this, I didn’t know what I was singing for, but now I have a better understanding of my sound and what my purpose is in music. Now I feel like music is my tool to heal people,” she says,

Hope Mkhway further states that her Idols SA journey so far has affirmed to her that she’s on the right path.

Musically, she looks up to soulful women: Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Brandy, Lira, Zoë Modiga and Beyoncé.

Hope Mkhway says viewers can expect soul and more from her musical performances: “I know that the way I perform and translate music to people will leave a beautiful mark.”

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