Killer Kau – Biography, Age, Girlfriend, Songs, Death, Car Accident, Funeral and Net Worth

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Killer Kau was best known for three things which are rapping, dancing, and producing. He still remains one of the greatest contributors to the Amapiano genre.

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Late Killer Kau

Killer Kau Biography

The Amapiano artist’s mother, Sibongile Makhubu, gave birth to him on July 6, 1998, in Soweto, South Africa, where he grew up. He left behind four siblings, including Sphesihle Makhubu, Siyabonga Makhubu, Gugu Hlatshwayo, and Xolisile Makhubu, who are all becoming stars themselves. He was always proud of his family and was concerned about their well-being.

When the late Amapiano musician took his matriculation examinations in 2018, he did exceptionally well, passing with flying colors. He was a student at Lavela Secondary School in Zola, a neighborhood in the South African city of Soweto. The budding celebrity was dedicated to his schooling, and he had ambitions to continue his studies.

Real Name

Sakhile Hlatshwayo.


The young celebrity grew up with a passion for music and used to sing in church choirs as a baritone. At one point in his life, he sang in the Stay PC Church Choir as well as the African Heavenly Soul Singers male choir. The Amapiano singer first came to public recognition in 2017 after a video clip of the now-popular Tholukuthi Hey! track went viral and drew the attention of DJ and music producer Euphonik, who signed her to his label. He was a senior in high school at the time of the incident. In February 2021, he published his most recent music, Amaneighbour, on the internet.

At the time of writing this piece, the song had received more than 1 million views on YouTube. Amaneighbour had even been nominated for the SA Amapiano Music Awards in the category of Best Amapiano Collaboration, and fans were in the midst of voting when he was tragically killed in a car accident.

Killer Kau Age

Sadly, he was only 23 years old at the time of his untimely death.

Killer Kau Girlfriend

At the time of his death, it was rumored that he was romantically involved with an older woman. He had admitted once that he was dating someone older whilst in Grade 11, Never for once did the late superstar make his dating life public.

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The late Killer Kau and his girlfriend

Killer Kau Songs

Some of his songs include:

  • Tholukuthi Hey
  • Amaneighbour
  • Kataliya
  • Corona
  • Sandton
  • Lebanta
  • Champagne
  • Ebondeni
  • Asdume
  • Aba Gwi
  • Smea
  • Kude
  • Joy
  • Banda Mpo

Killer Kau Social Media

You can follow him on his various social media handles.



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You can follow him @TheRealKillerKau.

Killer Kau Car Accident and Death

In August 2021, Killer Kau and his fellow Amapiano artiste Mpura were both involved in a fatal car accident in Marikana. The accident took the lives of six people in total. The N4 at the Marikana toll gate in Rustenburg was confirmed to be the scene of a head-on collision.

Killer Kau Funeral

He was buried on the 15th of August, 2021 in a private funeral service. It was Iive streamed and you can watch it below.

Killer Kau Net Worth

As of the time of his death, his net worth in rands was less than R1,5 million.\

Nerdville and the entire Adebanjo Media team wish the late artiste a wonderful eternal rest.

Lethabo Ndlovu

Lethabo Ndlovu is a KwaZulu-Natal-born writer. He is the Editor-in-Chief at Nerdville. Ndlovu is happily married to Sarah Ndlovu with children and they both live in Johannesburg South Africa. His interests include football, writing, and trying to make himself better by reading.

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