DR Tumi's next big thing

By Drum Digital
09 June 2017

I believe it’s the perfect time- Dr Tumi

You’ve got to hand it to Gospel star Dr Tumi: Turning in Love & Grace and Heart of a King, his multiplatinum- selling albums in the last two years, he was bound to hit pay dirt immediately. Dr Tumi, bless him, went on to have a great showing at the 9th SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards, winning six of the nine awards he was nominated for.

Now, in what is a first, Dr Tumi recently signed an international distribution partnership deal with Universal Music South Africa. The deal will see Dr Tumi’s projects being released internationally under Universal label partners, including Def Jam and or Motown. The international releases will be supported by international tour in partnership between Dr Tumi’s label, Wave Records, and Universal Music Group.

Said Dr Tumi about the landmark deal: “My dream has always been to have an extension to the rest of the world. Signing this partnership deal with Universal will allow my music to have a greater reach across Africa and other continents. I believe it’s the perfect time for the rest of the world to feed of our South African gospel music and hopefully this will be a gateway for many other aspiring South African gospel musicians. I’m excited to have universal on board and to grow in this new journey to conquer the world.”

In other news, plans are afoot for Dr Tumi’s forthcoming project. His live DVD recording takes at the Ticketpro Dome on 20 August 2017. It’s going to be a full-on one-man show chockfull with new songs and remake of his hit songs.-MPHO TSHIKHUDO

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