|Stage Name:||Stogie T|
|Real Name||Boitumelo Molekane|
|Occupation||Rap/Hip Hop artist.|
|Date of Birth||16 August 1981 (40 Years Old)|
|Place of Birth||Tanzania|
|Education||Information not available|
STOGIE T’S BIOGRAPHY
Born 16th of August 1981, Tumi Molekane popularly known by his stage name Stogie T, is a prolific rapper and poet in South Africa. Stogie T was the top vocalist in “Tumi and the Volume” singing group, that was officially separated in 2012.
Stogie T later relaunched with is new stage name in 2016 and released his first solo album called “Stogie T”, which saw him feature the likes of Da L.E.S, Lastee, Emtee, Nasty C, Nadia Nakai & Yanga, as guest artists on the album.
Stogie T is known for spitting lyrical bars on his songs, this is evident from his singles and collaborative works. He has performed on stage with various South African and International artists. He recently launched his Friday Freestyle session in 2020, which saw him feature top and budding MCs in live rap sessions.
FAMILY AND BEGINNING
Stogie T is originally born in Tanzania, this was due to his parents (who are South Africans), being exiled to Tanzania. The rapper repatriated to South Africa in 1992 and Started living in Soweto. Stogie T grew into the South African system and started developing his passion for poem and rapping. Over time he was able to kick off his career.
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Stogie T got his major breakthrough after he released his first album, “Stogie T” which he used to introduce himself to the industry. The album did so well, he became am household name in the rap industry.
Stogie T over his debut, has released great songs among which are the likes of his “Trade Winds” song with Cincinnati based rapper, Main Flow In 2005. The rapper also released his debut single “Music from My Good Eye” through his record label (Motif records) in 2006. The single did so well that it was listed as greatest song of all times in South Africa.
Stogie T, over his career, has also performed with top South African artists like Nadia Nakai, Nasty C, Blk Sonshine, Keorapetse Kgositsile, Yanga, Watkin Tudor Jones, Lesego Rampolokeng. Saul Williams, Sarah Jones and Mutabaruka.
Stogie T has also worked alongside International artistes like Manifest from Ghana, whom he featured in his album and Chinese Man, a French Hip-Hop crew, and produced the album “The Journey” together in 2015.
Stogie T has done really well for his career since his debut into the rap scene. He is known as one of the best MCs in the game and is definitely living up to his title.
STOGIE T’S ALBUMS
Stogie T since his debut has released Three albums, which have ranked tops, here are the studio projects released by Stogie T;
Stogie T (2016)
The album was released officially in 2016, This was after Tumi decided to adopt his new name “Stogie T” as a solo rap artist. The album did really well on various streaming sites.
Honey and Pain (2018)
The album was released officially in 2018. It housed a lot of top notch songs.
The Empire of Sheeps (Deluxe) 2020
This is his most recent project, which was released in 2020.
STOGIE T’S SONGS
Stogie T since his debut has released more than 10 songs and has three studio albums. Here are his best songs, in no particular order;
Stogie T- By Any Means
Stogie T- All You Do Is Talk
Stogie T- Miss Joburg
Stogie T- Son Of A Soldier
Stogie T- Diamond Work
Stogie T- Pretty Flower
Stogie T- Honey and Pain
Stogie T- God’s Eye
Stogie T- Going Gorilla
Stogie T- Big Dreams
STOGIE T’S PERFORMANCE AND PRESENCE
Stogie T has performed and headlined major shows all across South Africa. He has also had various TV appearances. He has also performed at major clubs in the country.
Stogie T was also involved in the “Dead Prez” show around late 2000 and also took part in the Black August tour to South Africa in 2001
STOGIE T’S RELATIONSHIP
Stogie T is currently married to Babongile
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
Stogie T has gotten various nominations since his debut.
STOGIE T’S NET WORTH
Stogie T’s net worth is estimated at 12 million dollars. This is calculated from payments from show performances, album sales, money made from Youtube views, endorsement deals, properties and investments owned by him. The artist has done well for himself financially.
STOGIE T’S SONGS DOWNLOAD, STREAM, BUY AND WATCH
Stogie T’s songs from his albums are available on all major platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube and others
Stogie T is one of the super talented Hip-Hop artists in South Africa who came to the music scene fully equipped. He has made that obvious with the hit songs he has been dishing out since his debut.