Dr Tumi Biography, Age, Education, Wife, Illuminati, Parents, Albums & Songs

Dr. Tumi (born Tumishang Makweya; 10 July 1981 in Sheshego-B, Polokwane) is a South African medical doctor and vocalist. Dr. Tumi is also a songwriter, instrumentalist, and singer.

Dr. Tumi walked into fame after dropping his hit album titled, “Heart of a King“. The album got him the 2012 Best RnB Gospel Award at the SABC Crown Gospel Music Award.

Dr Tumi Biography

Dr Tumi Biography
Dr Tumi performing his song, Heart of a King-The Jesus Edition

Dr. Tumi’s date of birth is on 10 July 1981 and his place of birth is located in Sheshego-B, Polokwane. He was born into a Christian family, his father being a priest noticed his son’s outstanding talent in singing.

His dad bought him his first keyboard at the age of 9, which he learned all by himself. 

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He graduated from the University of South Africa where he studied Medicine for six (6) years. 

His father influenced his studies and career choice as Dr. Tumi’s father from the started wanted him to study and practice medicine.


In 2007, he started recording and joined Intense, a music group. After relocating, for reasons best known to him, he left the group while carrying out his solo project.

The album he titled, “Heart of a King” brought him television audience and earned him the Best RnB Gospel Award at the SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards in 2012.

He has worked with many renowned international artistes including Jakes’ MegaFest held at the Nasrec Expo Centre. 

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Dr. Tumi has also collaborated with many local artists including Mary Mary, Yolanda Adams, Israel Houghton, Joyous Celebration and many others.


He was born on 10 July 1981 in Sheshego-B, Polokwane. Dr. Tumi is 39 years old (2020). 


The name of Dr. Tumi’s father is David Makweya while his mother’s name is Lily Makweya.


Dr. Tumi and his wife Kgaugelo tied the knot in 2008 and the couple has three children including Bokamoso, Onalerona, and Khumoetlile.

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“My family is very involved, my wife is very involved… she comes in, and she’ll tell me Okay, this is good, we’re ready.

 “She’s been involved in the whole process. She’s the first person I bother with anything. 

“I tell her, and if she says I think it can be done, I have more peace than anywhere else because I’m gonna have to deal with her throughout the process,” he said


  • Speak a Word 
  • You Alone 
  • Worthy of All Our Praise
  • Trust and Obey
  • There’s No Other Name
  • Someone Like You
  • Raging Fire
  • Open Heaven 
  • None Like You
  • Jesus Lives 
  • I Love You Jesus
  • Holy


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Dr. Tumi appeared on the Newspaper front page following his claims of ‘saying no to Illuminati’ after members tried recruiting him for R13 million.

The singer claimed on a post he published on Facebook that members of the group sought his membership the influence he has in music industry.

“So early today they tried to recruit me to join an Illuminati society. Got told I have been noticed and would be of value.

“Got promised $1mil a month and great fame and influence across the globe. 

“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 wrote.


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