Media personality Tumi Voster was awarded the Gauteng Province Premier Youth Excellence and Service Award in the Arts & Culture category this past weekend.
The Awards, which celebrated 24 trailblazers in several categories, including Community and Economic development, entrepreneurship and Tumi’s category - Arts and Culture – aims to celebrate the positive role of young people within the province and their contribution to the region’s growth and development.
“Thank you to the Gauteng government for celebrating the youth of Gauteng and its excellent young people,” said Voster, in a statement before adding, “however, most importantly, thank you for recognizing my talent, uniqueness and voice! May we as young people continue to do more to inspire others to remain inspired and driven.”
You may remember Voster from her time as a YOTV presenter on SABC1, which she began at the age of 15. She has since played host on the hit e.tv dance reality competition Step Up or Step Out, alongside Emily Jansen, Khabonina Qubeka and Euphonik as well as SABC 3’s Win A Home alongside Maps Maponyane and Cindy Nell.
Voster also made it on to the Mail & Guardian list of Top 200 Young South Africans in Arts and Entertainment for 2017 in addition to Avance Media’s Class of 100 Most Influential Young South Africa list.
She currently hosts 5FM Nights and The Saturday Situation weekend show on 5FM.
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