Nandi Nothando Mabel Khumalo became a poet under the teachings of Mr Edmund Mhlongo of Ekhaya Multi Arts Company in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.
In 2008 she performed at the IIC for the former President Thabo Mbeki sharing the stage with the famous Lady Smith Black Mambazo, and also appeared on SABC1’s SHIFT, Street Journal by Night and on Izwi Labantu.
During 2010-2013 she coordinated for Durban International Film Festival.
During the FIFA world Cup 2010 South Africa Nandi was one of the program directors for the Durban North Beach Fan Park.
She owns her own company called Legends of Purpose which promotes artists in her province.