Words cannot describe the gifts and talents bestowed on today’s generation. In the last five years or so, many artists have emerged particularly from the motherland. Some have left a lasting impression by hitting notes we never deemed possible, while some have also given us goosebumps from the second we pressed play. Every so often, you stumble upon one who embodies everything I’ve described plus more. That is the case for Dr. Tumi – an amazing vocalist and true worshipper.

I stumbled upon his music while listening to Ntokozo Mbambo’s music this morning, and I became an instant fan. NOTHING WITHOUT YOU is a single off of Dr. Tumi’s Love & Grace album. I strongly recommend this album. It’s one guaranteed to bless every true worshipper.


Dr. Tumi writes songs that are in synch with the Lord’s move of the season. A former lead singer for award winning gospel group – Intense, Dr. Tumi composed all the songs for the group's album – Heart2Heart, save one. He also wrote all 16 tracks of his debut album - Heart of a King, which won Best RnB Gospel Award at the SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards in 2012, where he was also nominated in four categories.

Dr. Tumi's inspiration for song writing is derived from fellowship, the word and experiences in his
day to day journey with the Lord. His songs transcend generations, cultures and times as they are riddled with the word, which is always in season. Dr. Tumi reveals that song is the primary language that connects him with the Giver of gifts, who has endowed him with unparalleled song writing abilities.

Dr. Tumi is fast becoming a sought after songwriter for contemporary gospel. He has written songs for a number of gospel artists in South Africa. Dr. Tumi, who is also a medical doctor, wants his word based prophetic songs to change lives by ministering healing, inspiration, hope, new meaning, revival and experience of God on another dimension. So anointed are Dr. Tumi’s song that he is often inundated with testimonies from those whose lives are touched and impacted by the richness of the substance found in his songs. Like many artists, Dr. Tumi, who is a producer, songwriter, instrumentalist and vocalist, kicked off his music career in Sunday school decades ago. Dr. Tumi just released his latest live offering called Love and Grace, a 15 track album packed with fresh new songs that he all wrote and produced. The album has reached gold status within two months of its release.

Visit Dr. Tumi’s website for more info. 

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