Soweto born, Phumla Nkhumeleni, showed an aptitude for music before she could even talk.
At the age of 11 she was singing in a church choir and in early 2002 ventured into choral music. She was fortunate to be given the opportunity to sing the Holy Jerusalem Choir, from where she recruited to join the internationally performing choir Memeza.
David Mulovhedzi, the late co-founder of Soweto Gospel Choir recognized her blossoming talent and invited her to audition for the Soweto Gospel Choir.
She has not looked back since.