Radio presenter, 5FM
Glamorous Tumi Voster is a radio presenter who is now being interviewed as often as she is doing interviews.
She’s also a marketing manager for Universal Music South Africa and has become a social media magnet with 90 000 followers on Instagram, 83 000 followers on Twitter and 19 000 friends on Facebook.
“I am what one would term a broadcaster, an entertainer, a creative and a fashion-lover. Through the entertainment industry I have the opportunity to seamlessly bring all my passions together on a daily basis,” she says.
Her first break came at the age of 15 when she was signed up for SABC 1’s YOTV, a live weekday interactive variety show for teenagers. Since that debut she has gone on to work on other TV shows including the dance reality show Step Up or Step Out on ETV and Win a Home on SABC 3. Her first radio break came on YFM with DJ Warras, and she now works for 5FM, co-hosting the 7-10pm weekday slot 5FM Nights and her own weekend show, The Saturday Situation.
She kicked off her career with a marketing communications degree from the University of Johannesburg. “To most people I am known for my work in broadcasting, but what most people don’t know about me is that besides my love for radio and television, marketing is also a great passion. I enjoy working with brands, and I love coming up with brilliant concepts and strategies around different brands.”
Her Instagram feed is full of fashion shots, which ties in with her ambition to get into the design side of the fashion world. “In the next five years I see myself owning a fashion house showcasing some of my own ranges,” she says. “I describe my style as chic, playful and very personal. I enjoy playing around with different looks, but also adding a personal signature touch. I am very experimental when it comes to my sense of style — I allow my creativity to go wild.”
She also wants to expand into hosting a drive-time radio show and a lifestyle talk show, and producing content for radio and TV channels. “My dream is to also own a production company which will be a platform to tell young people’s stories as well as afford them an opportunity to showcase their talents,” she adds.
— Lesley Stones