BIRTH NAME: Tumi Morake
DATE OF BIRTH: 22 December 1981
PLACE OF BIRTH: Free State
OCCUPATION: Actress, Comedian, Radio and Television Personality
WIFE: Mpho Osei Tutu
Tumi Morake is Actress, Comedian, Radio and Television Personality who is best known for hosting her on TV Show called #WTFTUMI.
Early Life , Background And Childhood
Tumi Morake was born on the 22 December 1981 in Free State. In 2000 she relocated to Gauteng. She started working in the industry at Arepp Theatre for Life, a touring educational theatre company, working in Free State, North West and Gauteng.
Tumi is married to actor Mpho Osei Tutu and they have three children. Her wedding with her Husband, Mpho Osei Tutu, was on Saturday, 28 November 2009.
Tumi Morake studied Drama at Wits University.
Tumo Morake Book
Tumi Morake released her first book titled ”And Then Mama Said…” in September 2018.
Tumi entered the comedy scene officially in July 2005 with Parker Leisure Management and performs regular stand-up gigs in Johannesburg and Pretoria.
She landed a starring television sitcom roles as Millicent in Izoso Connexion (2006-2007) and as Persistence in Askies, in 2009.
She has shared the stage with comics such as David Kau, Marc Lottering, Barry Hilton and Chris Forrest; at festivals such as Heavyweights Comedy Jam, Blacks Only, Have a Heart, Just Because Comedy Festival, The Tshwane Comedy Festival, The Lifestyle SA Festival and Old Mutual Comedy Encounters.
Writing is her second love and Kenny Makenzo (sole writer) and Nomzamo (seven episodes) were her debuts into the TV industry. She was also a script writer for the SABC3 dramedy For Sale, in 2007.
Also in 2007, she made a guest appearance in the role of Dineo on the SABC2 Afrikaans-language drama series Erfsondes (The Sins of Our Fathers). She also played a cameo role on the SAFTA award-winning sitcom City Ses’la.
Tumi was the fifth host of the Comedy Central series Comedy Central Presents… Live at Parker’s, in 2012. In 2013 her stand-up special Tumi Morake: HERStory aired on Comedy Central.
She also began hosting the Mzansi Magic reality series Our Perfect Wedding, taking over from Phumeza Mdabe.
In 2006 Getting It On, a short film she co-wrote, won an award for Best Short Cut at the prestigious VUKA! Awards.