The singing doctor

By Hopewell Mpapu
08 June 2016

GP and gospel artist Dr Tumi and his family welcome us into their home as he shares the story of his medical and musical journeys with us

By Hopewell Mpapu

Not many people can boast of having two demanding careers, and even fewer can claim to be successful at both.

We’re off to Montana, one of Pretoria North’s sought-after suburbs, to see one such multi-talented man who has excelled in both medicine and music.

Dr Tumi Makweya might spend more time as a general practitioner, but he’s better known as a gospel artist. He started recording music in 2007 as part of a gospel group called Intense, but when he was forced to move for his other job, he went solo.

And he’s never looked back. His first solo album, Heart of a King, earned him four nominations and one Crown Gospel Music Award for Best R&B gospel album.

Now the doctor’s second album, Love & Grace, is ready to launch. He tells us he’s been getting a lot of pre-orders, which is another thing not many people can brag about.

Dr Tumi says he wrote all the songs on his upcoming album and he’s pleased to announce that he has a live DVD coming out soon, too.

Read more in 9 June issue of DRUM

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