Shumidapoet is a Doctor, English and Zulu poet, political thinker, human rights activist. Ndoda Ngubeni AKA Shumi The poet was born in the 1990 September12 in a township called Tembisa. He started art in the early ages he was six years old, which epitomize his love for art with the objective of liberating people. After his matriculation, he decided to focus more on art as a full time writer, dancer and a performer.
On his first poetry performance, he was awarded an accolade as best male poet in Ivory park youth festival where he was competing with more than 60 contestants.
Shumi’s love for poetry began a decade ago where he was given an opportunity to represent his former primary school on a school competition where he was contesting with 100 contestants, and he managed to obtain position two. He then started focusing more on poetry than dancing and acting, through his journey of art, he met the likes of Thabiso Mhlamvu the founder of an NPO called Tholulwazi Theatre Project, which is a high profile organization in Tembisa, they managed to perform several international countries like Amsterdam in Holland and others.
Shumidapoet Worked with Artist Sabotage, He took a role in a Movie Titled My Story and Performed at the Film Summit for Minister Nathi Mthetwa
He worked with Gauteng Ishashalazi where he was appointed as one of the best top ten poets in Gauteng province, and he performed at Soweto theatre, kwamashu iSigcawu festival with department of art & culture sports and recreation through Gauteng Ishashalazi. Ndoda is the founder of Ubuciko Bomlomo Ihawu Lesizwe (NPO), which gives poets a platform to express themselves and exposure in Ivory Park. Currently he is working with Buselaphi Indlovukazi, Alex FM, Cuddle Sessions, Current State of Poetry and kasi poetic Arts & culture also with Pam Family a live band group and he performed for Mr President Jacob Zuma in a show called a night with legends