Full / Real Name: Mthembeni Ndevu
Born: 15 September 1992 (29 years old)
Gender: Male



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Emtee (real name Mthembeni Ndevu) is a South African rapper who rose to fame with his debut single Roll Up from his debut album Avery in 2015, which won him Song of the Year at the South African Hip Hop Awards.

Boern in Matatiele, he took to the stage for the first time at a primary school talent competition at the age of nine. He won his first award at the Metro FM Music Awards in 2015 for Song of the Year.

He first appeared on television in an episode of the Channel O show Head Rush, in which he collaborated on a track with rapper Maraza titled In It To Win It.

Emtee was the featured guest on the SABC1 music show Zaziwa, appearing in Season 4, Episode 6 (which aired on 5 May, 2016). On the show he talked about how he grew up and how being a young dad has affected his outlook on life.

A few days later he was pranked on an episode of the MTV show #YouGotGot, in which he was invited to a fake media pre-screening (Season 2, Episode 2). The episode first aired on 16 May, 2016.

He made his television acting debut in June 2016, appearing for a handful of episodes in the SABC2 soapie Muvhango as Malose, a young business graduate who resorts to crime to take care of his family.

He collaborated with Afrikaans rock band Wonderboom on an episode of Jam Sandwich, which aired on SABC3 on 20 August, 2016 (Season 5, Episode 19). On Sunday 18 September, 2016 he and Fifi Cooper performed their single Koze Kuse on the Top 10 episode of the M-Net reality competition series Idols.

He collaborated with Trey Songz, Yemi Alade, Rema and Serge Beynaud in the Season 2 finale of the music show Coke Studio, which aired on 19 November, 2016.

In 2017 he was one of the six celebrity contestants to take part in the reality series Tropika Island of Treasure. His partner on the show was Jackson Ngwenya, a police officer and aspiring rapper.

Television Roles


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