From singing cover versions of Boys 2 Men, to performing alongside Boys 2 Men; making his first appearance in M-Net’s Project Fame; to being nominated for Best Newcomer for the South African Music Awards, Tumi Lane’s music has stretched across Africa.
Whilst getting the heads of the young & fresh bumping to his melody and soothing the ears of the grown and sexy, Tumi Lane makes music that feels good. With vocals fusing the elements of R&B, Hip Hop, Jazz & Soul, Tumi Lane’s talent for music unfolded at the tender age of 10, where his vocals moved and lifted the spirits of people in his church back in Everton.
His vocals strengthened during his time in primary and high school where, as a Falsetto voice, he begun to understand and master his vocal craft and range. After making his first appearance on M-Net’s Project Fame, Tumi Lane finally commenced his musical destiny and launched his music career. ‘No Guarantee’ was Tumi Lane’s debut album and was produced in Ghana. The album became an immediate hit, with his single “Give Me You” marking the beginnings of an R&B star. The album shows off Tumi Lane’s soulful, sultry and jazzy notes was nominated for the categories Best Newcomer & Best R&B Album.
The ‘Give Me You’ video also received a nomination for Best R&B Video at the Channel O Music Video Awards.“Joburg City”, his second album, was dedicated to his home city, Johannesburg. The album combines Hip Hop, R&B and Gospel, delivering an urban contemporary sound. Having collaborated with winners of the South African Music Awards, MTV Africa Music Awards, Channel O Awards, Tumi Lane attracted the attention of even more artists, producers and songwriters, upon the album’s release.
As a crowd puller, Tumi Lane’s talent has become synonymous with nothing but a high musical quality, sheer entertainment and interactive performances. The beat goes on for this South African native as he continues to bridge the classic R&B sound along with trending new age beats. Tumi Lane’s passion for music will keep the crowds moving time after time, absorbing and appreciating the passion and energy this African talent has.
“I want to touch the world with the talents God has given me. My aim now is to reach out internationally, to make them love my music and leave them wanting more from Africa.” – Tumi Lane