Dumi Mkokstad biography, age, wife, parents, albums, songs & Ziphozenkosi

Dumi Mkokstad (born in 1992 in Pietermaritzburg) is a popular South African musician. He is famous for his eponymous album dropped in 2003.

Early Life

Dumi Mkokstad biography
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He started singing at the age of nine (9) and performed in family events. Dumi performed in family events like funerals, family gatherings, and family parties. 

In 2003, he dropped an album titled his name and this gained him popularity among South African music lovers.


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Dumi used to collaborate with his two (2) brothers, father, and sisters. They sang at the openings of stores and funerals in their then place of residence, in Mount Ailif in Kokstad. 

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A local music producer by the name Hamilton Kubashe discovered him when he was performing at a funeral.


His date of birth is in 1992 and his place of birth is in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Dumi Mkokstad is 27 years old.


He was born into the family of Falithenjwa Nzimande (father) and Dudu (Mother).

At the launching of Egameni LikaJesu, his 10th album, at the eThekwini Community Church, his father was present. His dad congratulated him and told him was proud of him.

“I have watched my son grow from strength to strength as a musician. As a young artist, he struggled but he carried on. 

“I am happy that God has taken him this far,” said Falithenjwa.


Dumi is married to Ziphozenkosi Mthembu and they became husband and wife on June 6th, 2019. 

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Both of them had known each other since their young days. Dumi knew he would marry her since he set his eyes on her.


Dumi Mkokstad wedding
Dumi Mkokstad & Ziphozenkosi Mthembu having a ‘white’ colorful wedding.

The couple had a white colorful wedding on 6 June 2019. He proposed to his wife during an Easter weekend trip to the Eastern Cape.

They became friends when they were eight years old. Then Dumi told his parents at the age of 16 that he will marry Zipho. 

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He named the song, ‘Ziphozenkosi’, after his wife. The couple got married in a private wedding attended invited, close friends and relatives. 

Dumi swept his bride off her feet on their wedding day by performing the song. He released the song officially on Valentine’s Day 2020. 

The music video contains Dumi saying his vows to Ziphozenkosi and shots from when Ziphozenkosi walked down the aisle. The couple shared a kiss and other romantic moments.


He dropped an album Ebeke Walunga uThixo( with Thinah Zungu, and Thinah Zungu).


  • Hamba mphefumlo
  • Angikamboni


  • Kubo Bonke


  • Mbize uJehova
  • Yamkela indumiso
  • Ngivumele
  • Kuphelele
  • Endaweni
  • Ukhona UThixo
  • Mzansi Easter Celebration Hits


  • Mandela Day Gospel Hits
  • Mornings
  • Father’s Day Gospel Hits
  • Funeral Gospel Songs


  • Gospel Africa – Praise and Worship Songs, Vol.1.
  • Heritage Day Celebration Hits
  • Christmas with Mzansi men of Gospel, Vol.1


  • Egameni LikaJesu
  • Gospel Africa – Praise and Worship Songs, Vol.5
  • A Joyous Celebration of Gospel, Vol. 2


  • Amandla – Praise and Worship Songs for the Youth
  • Ebeke Walunga uThixo
  • Usibiyele live at Artscape Cape Town
  • SAMA Songs of 2018


Selected Songs

  • Mbize
  • Mayenzeke
  • Getsemane
  • Safa naye
  • nkazimulo
  • Ukhona
  • Okudala kudlulile
  • Umthwalo
  • Thixo ndiyabulela


Dumi Mkokstad took home the Best Gospel Song award during the Crown Gospel Music Awards.


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  1. Orriel Joyce Fortein

    I am super proud of Mdumiseni.He use to lead the congregation with Praise and Worship songs at the age of 9 ePhuka, Mt Ayliff- church lead by his dad, Pastor Nzimande. I watched him grow, singing with his entire blessed family in Kokstad and Mt Ayliff.God really answered your prayers.God knew his plans for you.Do not mind what people say on social media, stand fast in Jesus. The Holy Spirit guides you.Trust in God. 1Timothy 1:12. From Sis Joyce

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