Sumi is a South African singer/songwriter. She moved to Australia at the age of 12 after living in Dubai for 5 years. After graduating high school, she was accepted into WAAPA, and studied there for 2 years, graduating with an advanced diploma in contemporary music. She represented her university with her cover of "I Put a Spell on You" on Telethon in 2015. After graduation, she spent 8 weeks with Birdy's singing teacher, learning how to teach others to sing and use their voices. She joined JETS in 2016 and in her own time, performs with her cover band at Crown and works on her own original music.