Dumi Mkokstad Biography

Dumi Mkokstad, born in 1992 in Pietermaritzburg, is a South African gospel singer. The award-winning artist began his singing career at the age of nine.

Early Life

Dumi Mkokstad began to sing at Mount Ailif, his hometown. Today, he has taken home several awards and recognitions. In 2015, the top-class singer received the ‘Crown Gospel Music Award in the Best Gospel Song category’. He also boasts of ‘reaching gold status’ for an album of his at a very tender age.


Dumi Mkokstad was born in 1992 in the city of Pietermaritzburg. He is currently 31 years old.


Dumi Mkokstad was born into the family of Falithenjwa Nzimande, his father, and Dudu, his mother. His parents have stood by him and are proud of his achievements after he dropped his first album.


Dumi Mkokstad is married to ZiphozeNkosi Nzimande, an educational speaker and founder of Dr. Ziphozenkosi Foundation.


The young and talented singer, Dumi Mkokstad, has gained at least eighteen years of experience in the music industry. He kicked off his singing career when he was nine and sang with his family in events held in towns at a young age.

In 2003, he dropped his first album ‘Dumi Mkokstad’, which gained him popularity and made waves in the South African music industry. He started to record more success upon joining ‘Big Music’ in 2010. Dumi Mkokstad has collaborated with other popular singers including Jaziel Brothers, Hlengiwe Mhlaba, Bethusile Mcinga, and others. The singer dropped another album, ‘Ebeke Walunga uThixo’ in 2018.


In 2015, Dumi Mkokstad took home his ‘biggest’ award, which some say is the most important. He received the ‘Crown Gospel Music Award for the best gospel song’. He also took home the ‘SABC Crown Gospel Award for the 2018 Best Gospel Song of the Year’.

By Shamiso Miracle

Shamiso Miracle completed her degree in journalism and media studies at the University of Zimbabwe before honing her skills at Savanna News. She then went on to work at iHarare News, becoming a voice for everyday SA citizens who wanted to share their stories. When she's not writing news that entertains and inspires ,Shamiso is an avid reader and a wellness bunny.

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