Tumi Morake Biography
Tumi Morake was born on 22nd December 1981 in Free State South Africa. She is a South African comedian, actress, writer and producer.
Tumi Morake Education Background
- She studied Drama at Wits University
Tumi Morake Career
Her career in acting began when she started working at Arepp Theatre for Life, a touring educational theatre company.
She is also a writer and she is behind the Tv shows, Kenny Makenzo (sole writer), Nomzamo (seven episodes) and For Sale which was a drama show that aired on SABC 3 in 2007.
In 2006 Getting It On, a short film she co-wrote, won an award for Best Short Cut at the prestigious VUKA! Awards.
Tumi Morake Comedy
In July 2005 she joined the comedy scene officially with Parker Leisure Management and performs regular stand up gigs in Johannesburg and Pretoria.
As a comedian she has shared the stage with comics such as David Kau, Marc Lottering, Stuart Taylor and Chris Forrest; at festivals such as Whack Jobs, Heavyweights Comedy Jam, Blacks Only, King Size Comedy, Have a Heart, Just Because Comedy Festival, The Tshwane Comedy Festival, The Lifestyle SA Festival and Old Mutual Comedy Encounters.
Morake’s continental claim to fame began as the host of The Big Brother Hot Room, a comical round up of Big Brother Africa. She also spent two seasons on the judging panel of etv’s She’s The One. Her star continued to rise as host of the ever trending Our Perfect Wedding for a record 3 seasons after a public demand for her return.
Morake has also had some critical recognition from being named one of The Free State Province’s Icons in 2011, to the Entertainer of the Year at the 2012 Speakers of Note Award. The Tarantino of comedy, Tumi’s crowning glories have been her nominations for coveted Comic of The Year at the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Comic’s Choice Awards. She is a recipient of the the Mboko Women In The Arts Award for Excellence in Comedy 2013. 2015 saw her nominated in the Glamour Woman Of The Year Awards. She was voted You Spectacular Favourite Comedian 2016.
As a producer, her work has been nominated in various categories at the South African Film and Television Awards, which she also hosted in 2013 and 2014. She also hosted the prestigious SAMA Awards (Nigth1) in 2012 and 2013.
Tumi now plans co-writing on a movie with her husband, Mpho Osei-Tutu; continuing with her TV presenting; an international stand-up tour in Australia; a new stand-up show with Ndumiso Lindi and a number of other exciting ventures.
Tumi Morake Television Roles
- Askies (Season 1) as Persistence.
- City Ses’la (Season 2) as Palesa.
- Erfsondes (Season 1) as Dineo.
- High Rollers (Season 3) as Guest Star.
- Izoso Connexion (Season 1) as Millicent
- Kota Life Crisis (Season 2) as Thembekile.
- My Perfect Family (Season 3) as Patronella.
- Rockville (Season 1) as Portia.
- Sober Companion (Season 1) as Tumi.
- Soul Buddyz (Season 3 & 4) Pabi.
- The Queen (Season 1) as Dolly.
Tumi Morake Age
She was born on 22nd December 1981.
Tumi Morake Husband
She is married to Mpho Osei- Tutu, who is also an actor, director and writer.
Tumi Morake Family
She has three children, Bonsu and Lesedi with her husband, Mpho Osei- Tutu.
Tumi Morake Wedding
Her wedding with her husband, Mpho Osei- Tutu, was on Saturday, 28 November 2009. In an interview with The Citizen, Tumi said about their wedding: “Our wedding was not perfect but that makes me treasure it even more. It had its hiccups and drama, joy and elation. More importantly it had all my favourite people there, which meant the world to me.”
Tumi Morake Weight Loss
With the help of a personal trainer, and a healthy eating plan, Tumi has managed to shed those extra kilograms.
Tumi Morake Racist Comments
On 12th September 2017 during the breakfast show on Jacaranda FM Tumi spoke honestly about how she feels when conversations about culture come up.
She said that conversations that involve certain groups should leave her people out of it. Tumi says that this is about a group of people that Steve Hofmeyr represents and thus should not be about black people, as it would open another can of worms.
She made these comments after a concert in New Zealand which featured Steve Hofmeyr, who was one of the headline acts, was cancelled due to expat anger at his involvement.
Jacaranda FM’s General manager Kevin Fine’s released an official statement which read
“Jacaranda FM supports a non-racial society and does not condone hate speech in any form on its platform or in any part of our society.
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Tumi Morake Twitter
And it's a rap – see what I did there. Thank you to my guests and everyone who tuned in. Let's do round two tomorrow. This time my family is in the hizzy #AwesomeTutuTakeover #WTFTUMI pic.twitter.com/hVaKs3yTVB
— 14 APRIL Lyric Theatre (@tumi_morake) December 20, 2017