Tumie Nthutang is a fashion blogger, digital & social media influencer, fashion stylist and a Bachelor of Law student at the University of Botswana. She was born and raised in Gaborone, the capital city of Botswana. 

We held an interview on her achievements and how she manages to do everything. 👑

TUMIE: I take each day as it comes. Each day comes with it’s struggles with me juggling between being a full-time student, a blogger and a stylist. One day at a time, at my own pace.

Tumie is a fashion lover. Looking good is her source of happiness as it brings her so much joy. She spreads this positive energy to the world by being an outgoing woman, who lives by principles that keep her strong and focused. The most amazing thing is how she has remained humble throughout all her life stages.

During the 2016 Miss Botswana pageant, Tumie was ‘backstage’ making sure that the beautiful Ratie Kefitlhile’s style looked amazing. Yes! You heard that right, that was her work. 😀 

Also, a big shout out to ONT photography, BoniKim make-up and Eccentric StyleLoft & LT Peculiar Couture for the designer clothes. They all contributed to the final look,  and it was an absolutely beautiful event. (Refer to http://www.candidlytumie.com/ for more details).

Tumie has styled several influential people in Botswana, for example tv hosts or presenters like Gaona Tlhasana, musicians (A.T.I) and upcoming models as well. This has been a huge stepping stone in her career path. 

Many times, I always find myself loving the way our local tv presenters look and how the production in Botswana is consistently growing. It is therefore overwhelming to learn that the beauty we see on our screens have the lovely Tumie Nthutang’s name written all over it plus so many other exceptional talents in the industry. We are proud of you honey, keep the good work up! 💕

What vision do you have for your community/ young people? ( both in your country and Worldwide)

TUMIE: I strongly believe in the #BlackGirlMagic movement, so I would love to see women-of-colour reach their goals, break boundaries and get paid as equally as their male colleagues.

I would love to see a change in how women are objectified and the stereotypes that they face, especially in conservative societies. I would love to see more women in positions of power e.g Parliament, CEOs. As for the youth, I would really like to see them being bold and unapologetic about working towards their goals & dreams.

Tumie is currently doing her 4th year at the University of Botswana, pursing a Bachelor of Law degree (as mentioned above). This just tells you how much reading she loves to do. Ha ha ha. 

She found is rather difficult to choose her favourite book but finally decided to go for “The Year of Yes” by Shonda Rhimes. This book means a lot to her, as she read it during a time when her life began to transform for the better. It emphasizes and encourages one to be bold about what they desire in life and at that point in her life, those words are exactly what she needed to hear.

What motivational quote guides you in tour daily life (Briefly explain why)?

TUMIE: I have many favourite quotes by virtue of being a reader but I will go with “To whom much is given, much is expected.” It’s actually a bible verse that I feel describes my life. I have been blessed with great people and opportunities around me and so much is expected from me. 

Thank you Tumie! We appreciate your time and wish you the best in all that you do. Botswana loves you, keep doing what you do best QUEEN! 👑🙌

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