Dr. Tumi (born Tumishang Makweya; 10th of July 1981) is an award-winning South African gospel singer and songwriter. He is also a vocalist, and instrumentalist.
He went into the spotlight upon releasing the album ‘The Lion King’.
The song made him take home the 2012 Best RnB Gospel Award at the SABC Crown Gospel Music Award.
|Age||39 years old|
|Date of birth||10th July 1981|
|Place of birth||Sheshego-B, Polokwane|
|Parents||David and Lily Makweya|
|Profession||Vocalist, instrumentalist, singer, songwriter|
The singer’s date of birth is on the 10th of July 1981 and the place of birth is in Sheshego-B, Polokwane, the capital of the Limpopo Province of South Africa.
Dr. Tunmi is 39 years old, his birthday comes up every year on the 10th of July 2020. Though he revealed in an interview on his 37th birthday, he never celebrates his birthday.
“I never celebrate my birthday, so I thought if I am going to do it I will have people come to celebrate and it is going to be for a good”
He was born into the Christian family of David and Lily Makweya. His father wanted him to be a doctor, but still had respect and support of his talents in music.
He started to sing during Sunday Schools, that was when he learned to play the piano.
Dr. Tumi is married to Kgaogelo Makweya, the couple tied the knot in 2008. Though his wife is not much in the spotlight, Tumi says she supports his family and career.
Kgaogelo is a businesswoman, she founded the branding and marketing company, Ekse Hello.
She plays the manager role on him and is ‘driving force behind his success’.
The couple has been married for over a decade and is blessed with three (3) children including Bokamoso, Onalerona, and Khumoetlile.
The singer claimed that the Illuminati offered him riches in exchange for his membership.
They promised him great fame, influence, and $1 million every month.
He then wrote in reply to the offer that he is not the type of person money can buy.
“But we are not the type you can buy with money, won’t leave Jesus for fame or fortunes.
“I am already bought with the highest price when Christ gave his life for me.
“And it is God who will cause my name to be great. Not a society. Interesting Days.”
He attended the University of South Africa (UNISA), he studied medicine for six years in the institution.
Though he loved music even from his early years, his dad wanted him to be a doctor.
In 2007, Dr. Tumi became a recording artist, he was a member of Intense, a music group.
He had to leave the group after he relocated to another resident, he has gained popularity for his hit album titled “Heart of a King”.
Dr. Tunmi took home the 2012 Best RnB Gospel Award at the SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards.
He has collaborated with international stars including Jakes’ MegaFest held at the Nasrec Expo Centre. He has also shared the stage with many popular artists.