Tumi Molekane who goes by Stogie T is releasing his biopic at the Cité des Arts cultural centre in Saint-Denis, Reunion at the end of September.
The rapper shared the news on his Instagram. “I arrived in SA when I was 13 years old and was thrown in the middle of Soweto. I was told, ‘This is your family, love them.’ I knew nothing but ‘foreign’ lands, but everywhere I went was home because of my mother,” he posted.
He said that his mother had told him complex and fantastical stories about home. “Stories of inconceivable hardship, debilitating poverty, defiant love and impenetrable complexity. The day I wrote my first rhyme, I knew I was one day going to have to tell this story. The story of Central Western Jabavu, Soweto.”
Stogie T also looks back on his childhood and the four roomed house he grew up in during apartheid. The film is directed by the award winning Tebogo Malope. It will premier on 28 September.