Hlengiwe is a south African Gospel singer and a song writer. She is a former member of the gospel choir Joyous Celebration, and currently performs as a solo artist.
Ntombela began her career as a backing vocalist for Ntokozo Mbambo. In 2012, she was asked to lead a song with the Joyous Celebration gospel choir, after Khaya Mthethwa was unable to do so because of a commitment to Idols South Africa. She joined the choir afterwards.
Ntombela later left the choir and embarked on a solo career as HLE. She recorded her debut gospel album, titled Your Kingdom on Earth, in 2019. The same year, she was featured on Benjamin Dube's album, Glory in His Presence
In 2020, HLE released her debut solo single, "Dwala"; it debuted at number one on the iTunes charts. She launched a project, The HOW Project, which centers around the heart of a worshiper.A month later, she released her second debut single, "You Are". HLE released her debut album, Your Kingdom On Earth (Live).
On July 1, 2020, HLE's weekly show titled "Adlib" premiered on One Gospel, Channel 331, DSTv. In this show, Hle hosts South African gospel musicians