Kelly Khumalo might have been marred with controversy after controversy this year alone, but she got up and dusted herself off. She decided to use her controversy label to make bank and has achieved even more than that. The Empini hitmaker has embraced the label given to her by making a wise business move by starting her own brand of gin, called Controversy Gin by Kelly Khumalo.

The Gin brand was launched in March 2020 but has already collected it’s very first accolade. The musician has announced on her Instagram that her gin won, the Gin got awarded Gold, by SA Women’s Wine and Spirits Award. Kelly thanked her team for the job they have been putting in thus far.


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At first it was only available from Makro, but Kelly has announced that it is now available on Takealot.

That’s not all…Kelly’s Empini is sitting comfortably in the number one spot in South African music charts in the afro pop/soul category.

She keeps collecting her wins?. Congratulations to Kelly, and here is to more Gold certificate awards doll…