Heavy K

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Heavy K
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Background information
Birth name Mkhululi Siqula
Also known as Drumboss
Born (1991-12-04) December 4, 1991 (age 27)
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
South Africa
Genres
  • House
  • Dance
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • Record producer
  • DJ
Years active 2009 - to date
Labels
Associated acts

Heavy K (born Mkhululi Siqula on 4 December 1991) is a South African recording artist, record producer and DJ. He broke in to the South African music scene with his hit single Wena (single) featuring Mpumi and he released his debut album Respect the Drumboss in 2013 under Oskido's Kalawa Jazmee and Universal Music. Heavy K has gone on to release Respect the Drumboss, 1950 and Respect the Drumboss.

Artistry

Heavy K described the process he epmloys when making music during a Sowetan interview, "When I go to the studio‚ I give it my all. I know I am special because over the years‚ my brand has become associated with hits. When I make songs‚ people already expect a hit song with a message. It means a lot to me that I don't have to create 'bubblegum' or music that is too commercial to be celebrated. I'm very humbled by the the love that my songs have received."

Drumboss Musik

Heavy K's first two albums, Respect the Drumboss and Respect the Drumboss, were released though Kalawa Records under exclusive license to Universal Music. His most 2016 and 2018 albums, 1950 and Respect the Drumboss, were released under his own independent label Drumboss Musik.

Personal Life

Heavy K has been dating South African vocalist Ntombi Nguse since 2016 and they have since gotten engaged. They have two children, both boys. In an interview with YFM in June 2018 Heavy K said, "We are fine. She is a vocalist and I am producer. We are making a lot of music‚ a lot of babies. We are not married yet. I am actually paying lobola now."

Speaking to Drum magazine in early 2018, Heavy K revealed how he proposed, "I played her a song and I got on my knees and asked her to marry me. She never saw it coming."

Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 Controversy

Heavy K posted the pictures of his newly purchased Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 with a caption,"Early Birthday Gift! Ereng? When God says yes nobody can say NO! S63 AMG" and went on to say "Reason everything been so possible it is because of each & every one of you who bought my music or tickets to shows! This your contribution! Don't ever stop."

Twitter media users questioned how it was possible it was possible that he had requested help raise R2 million for his special needs child and yet could buy car said to cost R2.7 million.

Heavy K responded by saying, "Get your facts straight baba I did not do such! Ain't a charity case even if I was I got people who I would call or contact without that. Problem [with] you guys [is that you] believe every s**t you read on tabloids! When & where did I ask for donations? I've been getting calls from different people to help! & told them I'm alright like I am for real! All I said was! I've put 2m together so that I can take my boy overseas."

"I did not need any donations I rejected every person who wanted to donate even my millionaire friends & my office did the same. At this point I think it's just better I don't open to media about my personal life just like before because is either they write lies about me or write the opposite from what I initially told them so people I've worked so hard to put money together without anyone's help."

References

  1. Information Cradle, Heavy K Biography, Songs, 28 November 2018
  2. Daily Sun, HEAVY K CLEARS THE AIR ON R2.7M GIFT TO HIMSELF!, Songs, 28 November 2018
  3. IOL, House music Heavyweight, Songs, 28 November 2018
  4. Apple iTunes, Heavy-K, 28 November 2018
  5. Daily Sun, ‘Heavy K not the same since he met Innocentia’, 28 November 2018
  6. Times LIVE, Heavy K opens up about meeting the love of his life and pending nuptials, 28 November 2018
  7. Afternoon Express, Heavy K and Ntombi Nguse, 28 November 2018
  8. Channel24, ‘I want to live like a king’ – Heavy K on his family, struggle and the year ahead, 28 November 2018