By Temba Msiza: Award winning gospel sensation Dr Tumišang Makweya, also known as Dr Tumi, became the first South African gospel artist to fill up The Dome on August 19.
The multi-platinum-selling star took Cassper Nyovest’s reign and became the second local artist to fill up The Dome, after Cassper’s 2015 #FillUpTheDome concert and had gospel music lovers and artists all in one room singing along to his award winning songs.
The concert was a live DVD recording concert – The Gathering of Worshippers #GOW2017 for Dr Tumi’s two albums Love & Grace and Heart Of A King. It was Heart Of A King which catapulted his career and turned him into a household name, and resulted in him sweeping awards at the Metro FM Music Awards and Crown Gospel Awards.
The Nothing Without You hit maker was overjoyed by the support he received from his supporters, saying “I love you all so much. ?. You all made this possible. The Dome is filled up cause of your undying support. All the glory belongs to God. We are going to have a time of our lives tomorrow. Thank you to the thousands of you that made it to this event. Truly appreciate your support.” He added.
Dr Tumi had fans celebrating his victory and social media users tweeting up a storm after filling up TicketPro Dome, with Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa tweeting “Congratulations to @DrTumisang for making history by becoming the first Gospel artist to sell-out the Ticketpro Dome. #GOW2017”
— I.G @lethabolejoy (@lethaboLejoy) August 20, 2017
— Dr Tumi (@DrTumisang) August 21, 2017
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) August 21, 2017
— thandiemartin (@thandiemartin) August 22, 2017