Tumi Masemola on going solo

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Tumi

When and why did you decide to go solo?

I decided to go solo in 2012, but it took me an extra two years to get over my fears and go for it.

How has the journey been so far?

Getting into the studio to collaborate with some of SA’s best composers and producers was ‘hella’ intimidating at first. Who am I kidding? It was a mess! But the wonderful thing about music is that once it kicks in and you allow yourself to go there, magic happens. I’m loving the freedom of expressing myself and It’s got me feeling brand new.

Do you have any regrets about breaking away from Gang of Instrumentals?

Never! I wake up motivated each day because I’m doing what I love.

What have you been working on lately?

I’m busy setting up my company that will release my works, starting with my second single Bae featuring Kwesta and shortly the album, titled The Breakout.

What are your 5 favourite songs right now?

• Desperado – Rihanna

• Hell Naw – Nasty_C

• My woman, my everything – Patoranking

• Ngud’ – Kwesta ft Cassper Nyovest

• One More Night – Busy Signal

When should we expect another single after sugar free?

Right now! It’s catching like wild fire...

How do you juggle being an actress, businesswoman, TV producer, mother, wife and musician?

It’s vital to prioritise and make time for the important things, optimise my talent and outsource when necessary. I also surround myself with a team that’s motivated to win. This allows me to pursue all of my passions because #teamworkmakesthedreamwork.

What advice would you give a woman who’s trying to do it all?

To do it all doesn’t mean you physically have to do it all. Economy of effort is key in achieving a lot in a small space of time, and a great team is imperative in ensuring that you achieve it all with your sanity still intact.

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