Nothando Hlophe


Nothando Hlophe is a female gospel artist from Manzini, Swaziland. She attended St Andrews Primary, St Mary’s and completed her high school education at Phumelele High School in 2009. Her dream to make it in the industry has been marred with challenges but her faith that kept her going. Her music career instantly changed the moment she was announced the winner of the Women in Praise talent search competition hosted by Umvini Events in conjunction with Spirit Music Group.

In 2008, she joined the Gospel Challenge and out of 400 contestants, she made it to the seventh spot. That same year, she sang with Redeem Child, which was an opening act for Joyous Celebration. It was from there that doors starting opening for her and she was a backing vocalist for Frans T Dlamini, Banele Dlamini and God’s Property.

In 2015, she joined the Swazi Collaboration. When the opportunity to audition for the Women in Praise project rolled in, she took a leap of faith and quit her job where she had been working at Explicit Design as a PA. That same year, she was nominated three times in the National Arts & Culture Awards (NACA). She didn’t win any of those awards but has never looked back.

She later joined other South African female artists in a concert headlined by Zaza Mokhethi for a live DVD recording of the project in Swaziland. The recording formed part of the 'Spirit of Praise Volume 6' live recording in 2016.

Nothando Hlophe is one the new-age gospel artist that Swaziland has ever seen. She has tapped into her rich voice and that has gained her an extensive following. The number of views that her music video 'Khulula Ugcobo' recorded on YouTube has been viewed are an indication that her music is going to a higher level. She collaborated with Woman In Praise and Zaza on the song.

On 27 february 2016, she did a live-CD recording took place at Esibayeni Lodge. She was supported by other local gospel artists such as Frans Dlamini, Linda Dlamini, Sibusiso Mthembu, banele Dlamini and many more.

SZManzini, Swaziland


Nothando Hlophe
Profile added by Ano Shumba on 07 Apr 2016