|Stage Name:||Dumi Mkokstad|
|Real Name:||Mdumisenzi Nzimande|
|Occupation:||Gospel Singer/ songwriter|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||1992 (30 Years Old)|
|Place of Birth:||Pietermaritzburg, South Africa|
|Marital Status:||Married (to Dr Ziphozenkosi Mthembu-Nzimande)|
Dumi Mkokstad Biography
The world of South African gospel music has a respectable following, although many might contend that the genre lacks the appeal of hip hop, gqom, and the darling of the moment in South Africa: Amapiano music.
Well, to each his crowd. Gospel music is not a genre that can be ignored at this point, not with the likes of Dumi Mkokstad still holding the mic and thrilling the rainbow nation with his diamond voice.
The songster was born in 1992 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, as Mdumisenzi Nzimande. He would adopt Dumi Mkokstad as his stage name much later. The name has since stuck, and he is more famous by that name than by his real name.
He discovered his musical gift early and pursued it, with the encouragement of his parents. At age 9, his singing career had already taken off in his hometown of Mount Ailif.
His gift has been prodigious, culminating in the release of over 10 albums.
Details of Dumi Mkokstad’s education are sketchy at this point. But one thing that strikes you immediately is how articulate he is. You only have to begin a conversation with him to discover this.
Dumi Mkokstad’s songs are many. This is not surprising given that he has released many albums and is still active as a recording artiste.
One thing that cannot be missed about his songs is that they are engaging in their spiritual energy, and they speak to the soul. If you are the spiritually inclined, you just might find his songs hard to resist.
It has been said that some people have found salvation and a fresh wave of the spirit, as well as a more energizing walk with Christ, merely by listening to his songs. While we cannot confirm this, we can tell you for free that his songs are worth the hype.
What follows is a list of his better known songs, in no particular order. We’re confident you’ll love them.
My God is too Much
In the world of gospel music in South Africa and indeed Africa as a whole Dumi Mkokstad’s impact cannot be ignored. Not only is he one of the most prolific gospel artistes in South Africa, he retains the same prestige on the continental plane as well.
For one whose music career began at age 9,perhaps this is not surprising – shouldn’t be. But then when you realize not many who started at same period have achieved as much as the muso, you just nod and okay another of his songs.
“Dumi Mkokstad” is the singer’s first album and one by which he became famous. Other albums have followed in quick succession, amplifying the singer’s gift and cementing his place as one of the most important voices in the world of South African gospel music.
Some of his albums to date include the following:
Amandla – Praise and Worship Songs for the Youth
For one who has made remarkable impact in the field, it is not surprising Dumi Mkokstad has been nominated for and actually won some awards.
The muso, who has worked with the likes of Hlengiwe Mhlaba, Jaziel Brothers, and Bethusile Mcinga, has won the Crown Gospel Music Awards in the best gospel song category, among others.
Dumi Mkokstad is not exactly the flashy type, nor is he loud as a person. Although we cannot say exactly what his net worth is, he isn’t broke either.
It’s being said in the gospel music circle that he is just a quiet millionaire.
Age & Relationships
At 28, Dumi Mkokstad is immensely qualified for marriage and has in fact closed that chapter in his life, having exchanged marital vows with Dr Ziphozenkosi Mthembu-Nzimande.
It was rumored that before his marriage to Dr Ziphozenkosi Mthembu-Nzimande, he was engaged to another woman and even promised her marriage.
Amanda Bhengu had made the allegations against him, but he dismissed them all as lies. At the time, the allegations made headlines across the country. Not anymore.