Dumi Mkokstad is a gospel singer as well as a producer from South Africa. At a tender age of nine years, this top class artist started his singing in his hometown, Mount Ailif, and to date he has bagged himself several awards including the 2015 Crown Gospel Music Award in the Best Gospel Song category. In addition, he is known for reaching gold status for one of his albums at a very young age.
What is Dumi Mkokstad's real name? Born Mdumisenzi Nzimande in the city of Pietermaritzburg, Dumi is an admirable gospel artist who has set the bar high for upcoming musicians and even those ones who were already in the South African gospel music industry. How old is Dumi Mkokstad? Here is an in-depth look into his biography as we discuss his age, wedding, parents, albums and songs.
Dumi Mkokstad profile
- Born: 1992 in Pietermaritzburg in South Africa
- Age: 27 years old as of 2019
- Origin: South African
- Marital status: Single
- Occupation: Singer and music producer
- Famous for: Winning the 2015 Crown Gospel Awards in the Best Gospel Song category and reaching golf status for one of his albums
- Facebook: Dumi mkokstad page
- Twitter: @Dumi_mkokstad
- Instagram: dumi_mkokstadsa
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Dumi Mkokstad biography
The talented young artist has been in the game for at least 18 years now since he started singing at the age of 9. At such a young age, he used to sing with his family in town events such as funerals. He launched his debut album titled ‘Dumi Mkokstad’ back in 2003, which propelled him to stardom in later years. In 2010, he began enjoying even more success after joining Big Music. Over his glittering career, he has worked with the likes of the Jaziel Brothers, Hlengiwe Mhlaba, Bethusile Mcinga, and others. In 2018, he released his recent album titled ‘Ebeke Walunga uThixo’ together with the likes of Thinah Zungu.
Dumi Mkokstad family
Dumi’s father is known as Falithenjwa Nzimande while his mother is known simply as Dudu. The parents are quite proud of their son and have been behind him ever since he released his debut album.
Who is Dumi Mkokstad wife? In the past, the born-again young man has been quoted saying that he is not interested in dating because he thought he was too young. It appears that his sentiments have changed recently since he has come out stating that he is now ready for marriage in the near future.
Dumi Mkokstad albums and songs
The artist has released a number of albums over the years. These albums include:
- Dumi Mkokstad – 2013
- Angikamboni – 2005
- African classics – 2008
- Kuphelele – 2014
- Endaweni – 2015
- Yamkela indumiso – 2014
- Mzansi Easter Celebration Hits – 2015
- Gospel Africa – Praise and Worship Songs, Vol.1. – 2016
- Christmas with Mzansi men of Gospel, Vol.1. – 2016
- SAMA Songs of 2018 (Selected South African Music Awards Nominees and Winners) – 2018
- Egameni LikaJesu – 2017
- Usibiyele live at Artscape Cape Town – 2018
- Gospel Africa – Praise and Worship Songs, Vol.5 – 2017
- Amandla – Praise and Worship Songs for the Youth – 2018
- Ebeke Walunga uThixo – 2018
- Funeral Gospel Songs – 2015
- Mandela Day Gospel Hits – 2015
- Ngivumele – 2014
- Mornings – 2015
- Mbize uJehova – 2014
- Kubo bonke – 2009
- Hamba mphefumlo – 2005
- Ukhona UThixo – 2015
- Father’s Day Gospel Hits – 2015
- Heritage Day Celebration Hits – 2016
- A Joyous Celebration of Gospel, Vol. 2 – 2017
Some of the Dumi Mkokstad songs include:
- My God is too much
- Ewe Jehova
- Jesus is coming
- Umoya Wami
- Kubonakale ngami
Dumi Mkokstad awards
His biggest, and arguably the most important award, is the 2015 Crown Gospel Music Award for the best gospel song. His song Safa Naye made him get this win. Dumi Mkokstad uLwandle, also enabled him to win the much coveted SABC Crown Gospel Award for the 2018 Best Gospel Song of the Year.
Dumi Mkokstad latest news
Early last year, it came as a shock to hear that Dumi Mkokstad was accused of forcing the lady that he had impregnated, Nomfundo Ngcobo, to abort. Neither the singer nor his team commented on this topic, and we are not sure if it was true or not. Other news that made headlines was that of Dumi Mkokstad winning SABC crown gospel awards song of the year.
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There you go! With the above Dumi Mkokstad biography, you now have a background of where this talented musician has come from. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours.
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