Tumi Morake biography, age, husband, book, netflix & comedy

Tumi Morake (born 22 December 1981) is a South African actress, writer, TV personality and comedienne. She came into the spotlight after having her own set on Netflix.

She is the ‘first African woman’ to have her set on the media service provider.

She also boasts as the first woman to be the host of Comedy Central presents in Africa.


Tumi Morake biography
Tumi Morake is a SA comedian, actress, television personality, and writer.
NameTumi Morake
Age38 years
Place of birthFree State
Date of birth22 December 1981
Birthday22nd December
Alma materWits University
HusbandMpho Osie-Tutu
ProfessionActress, writer, TV personality, comedian


Her date of birth is on the 22nd of December 1981 and the place of birth is in Free State, South Africa. Tumi Morake is 38 years old, she celebrates her birthday yearly on 22nd December.

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The renowned comedienne had her academic career at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). She studied Drama at in the higher institution.

She has been featured on Skin, Kota Life Crisis, Soul Buddyz, Izoso Connexion, and High Rollers.

Tumi has also appeared on Laugh Out Loud, Rockville, The Queen, The Bantu Hour, and Seriously Single.


Tumi Morake is married to Mpho Osie-Tutu. The couple celebrated to honor their tenth marriage anniversary in 2019.

She took it to social media to share her heartfelt message to her man.

“#TBT #throwback to November 28 when my BFF Mpho and I got married! Ten years of growth, love and blessings. Woooooo baby we made it to the double digits.”

A few years back, in 2017, she shared secrets to her happy marriage on Jacaranda FM.


Upon finishing her tertiary education, she began to work at Arepp Theatre for Life, a touring educational theatre company.

Later in 2005, Morake joined the comedy industry and worked at Parker Leisure Management.

She is popular for performing regular stand-up gigs in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

She has held performances on comedy including Heavyweights Comedy Jam, Blacks Only, Have a Heart.

Tumi also performed comedy festivals including Because Comedy Festival, The Tshwane Comedy Festival, The Lifestyle SA Festival and Old Mutual Comedy Encounters.

She has also been a host in several shows including ‘Our Perfect Wedding’, ‘Red Cake’, and ‘WTFTumi (her talk show)”.


She modeled her public persona on her mother,” a charming and contentious woman who used her big, bold voice to say what others were afraid to utter”. 

And Then Mama Said… is her voice in private, and also the behind-the-scenes perspective of a pioneering SA. She has been loved and also hated by her audiences.

She gets frank about her race row at Jacaranda FM, also the Jaguar car accident that many said she deserved.

Tumi’s story carries the voice of her mum, and with ‘it the indispensable life lessons’ that built her to the person she is now.

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