Hlengiwe Mhlaba biography, age, profile, albums, songs, awards

Hlengiwe Mhlaba (born 7 June 1973 in KwaZulu-Natal) is an award-winning South African gospel artist. She has dropped several hit songs since she entered the music scene.

The first song she released was titled Dwala Lami, the song made waves in the music scene and reached platinum status.

She has also dropped other hit songs like Hlengiwe Mhlaba Sthandwa Sami and Hlengiwe Mhlaba Sewakhile.

The renowned singer came to live the life of Christ during her early childhood days. She attended several popular crusades in KwaZulu-Natal and Swaziland.


Hlengiwe Mhlaba biography
NameHlengiwe Mhlaba
Born7 June 1973 (age 48 years)
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
Debut AlbumDwala Lami
Years active2005-date
Marital statusSingle


Hlengiwe Mhlaba was born in KwaZulu-Natal on 7 June 1973. Before becoming a gospel artist as we know her, she was a teacher.

She decided to try out a profession in music after connecting with Makhabane.

The artist and producer were of great help to her in singing for Amanxusa Music Production (Big Fish Music).


In 2005, she dropped her debut album titled Dwala Lami. The music was welcomed by listeners of gospel music.

The feedback from the album was encouraging and decided to try out another way of making her music.

Trying out Jazz recorded her a huge success and gained her more support.

In 2006, his second album followed and she titled it Jesu Uyalalela. Another album was released in 2007 titled Blessings (izibusiso) and the Live @ Durban Playhouse DVD in 2008.

She has also held performances at Pretoria State Theatre and the Durban City Hall. She has drawn collaborative attention and has worked with big names in the industry including late Vuyo Mokoena.

She has also worked with other popular personalities including Ntokozo Mbambo and the musical group Joyous Celebration.

The impact she has done on the music scene has also been recognized. To mention a few, she collaborated with several record labels and smiled home with awards.

Some of the labels she has worked with include;

  • Mhlaba Music and Entertainment CC
  • Tox Music, Paradise
  • CCA, Universal Music (Pty) Ltd
  • EMI South Africa.


According to the renowned media personality, “she has never being with a man”.

Even though with a closer look, a ring would be noticed on her finger. The objective is to drive away nonsense from men.

At the moment she is not ready to be with any man she rather focuses on fame and money.

Though she says that she is yet to meet the right man moreover she is busy at the moment.


One thing talent does is to bless those possessing them with pronounced recognitions.

The case is not different for Hlengiwe Mhlaba. Since her years doing music, she has taken home several awards and has been recognized by award sponsors.


Hlengiwe Mhlaba profile

At the 2nd Crown Gospel Awards, Hlengiwe Mhlaba received Best Classic of all time for Dwala Lami, her song.

At the 14th South African Music Awards, she smiled home with the Best Contemporary Gospel.

She received another recognition at the First Crown Gospel Awards for Best Traditional Gospel.


  • Ezintweni Zonke
  • The Power and the Glory
  • The story of three men
  • I will serve no foreign god
  • In the middle of the night
  • He Gives Me Power
  • How I love Jesus
  • When I remember
  • Living Waters
  • Wakuqinisa Ngegazi
  • Remember me
  • All-time religion
  • After today
  • You are Alpha
  • Rock of ages


She has dropped several albums and the 2017 album was among those that made big waves.

The lyrics and messages she passes through her songs have made her relevant all these years. 

Dwala Lami2005Multi-platinum
Jesu Uyalalela2006Multi-Platinum
Hlala Kuye2009Double-Plainum
Live at the Durban Play House CD2010Multi-platinum
Laphalala Igazi2011
Abba Baba2012
Hlengiwe Mhlaba Esandleni Somusa2013
Live at the State Theatre2015


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