|Artist Birtday :||07/10/1981 (Age 40)|
|Born In :||South Africa|
|Occupation(s) :||Gospel Artist, Song Writer|
|Web Site :||drtumi.com|
The Profile, biography of Tumishang Makweya,
A South African Gospel Music Artist, and also Songwriter.
Dr Tumi is fast becoming a sought after songwriter for contemporary gospel.
Tumishang Makweya, popularly known as Dr. Tumi was born and raised in Seshego, a
township outside Polokwane, Limpopo. Dr. Tumi’s father was a priest while his mother was a teacher.
With theChristian background and a good voice to go with, Tumi debuted his singing
talent during Sunday schools.
From that platform, he also learned how to play the piano.
His father always wanted him to be a doctor, but he still respected and
supported his musical talents. As such he bought him his first keyboard.
Tumi says he taught himself how to play the keyboard.
He participated in the 2003 Coca-Cola Popstars competition. He made it to the
top 20 but didn’t make it to the finish. However, his talent was too striking to be ignored.
He was invited back for extra training.
The young man had the privilege of being trained and coached by the likes
of Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Caiphus Semenya, Letta Mbuli, Thembi Seete andBlondie Makhene.
Gospel Music Career
Dr Tumi became a recording artiste in 2007 and started as part of a music group, Intense.
He later broke away from the group while carrying out his own solo project.
He is popularly known for his hit album titled: Heart of a King.
This album earned him the Best RnB Gospel Award at the SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards in 2012.
The star has shared the stage with international stars like lakes’ MegaFest
held at the Nasrec Expo Centre.
His musical endeavors saw him share the stage with the likes of Mary Mary, Yolanda Adams, Israel Houghton,
Joyous Celebration, Hlengiwe Mhlaba, Benjamin Dube, Vuyo Mokoena, Jabu
Hlongwane and other members of the Joyous Celebration.
Tumisang’s “Dr” title was legitimately earned after spending six years studying medicine at
Medical University of Southern Africa (Mendusa).
Interestingly, the multi-award winning singer has been attributed to the gift of spiritual healing
as experienced by witnesses during his singing ministrations.
The medical doctor runs his own private practice, in Mabopane, north of Pretoria.
Dr Tumisang Makweya says his career has the full support of his wife and family.
According to him, his wife, Kgaogelo Makweya, who also plays the role of his manager
is the driving force behind his success.
His wife, Kgaogelo Makweya is also a businesswoman and founder of Ekse Hello, a branding,
and marketing company. Dr Tumi and Kgaogelo have been married for some years.
Together they have three children- Bokamoso, Onalerona, and Khumoetlile.
OTHER Facts about Dr Tumi
Dr. Tumi is a terrible dancer but is good at soccer.
Combing music and medicine seems to have drained the star of every possible tendency to
master the art of dancing. It appears that as much as the beat gets to him,
Dr. Tumi is not the dancer you want to see in action.
He also took dance classes but still didn’t improve. Other things Tumi also sucks at are rugby,
basketball, and swimming. However, Dr. Tumi is a good soccer player.
He played at the provincial level.
Singing doctor Tumi wrote all 14 tracks of his Heart of a King album.
Like some others, Tumi also has his sown grass to grace story. According
to reports, the Doctor cum singer was once broke and struggling to be
successful. He reveals that starting his medical outfit left him bankrupt and
very broke. His struggles, however, taught him how to manage better and excel.
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