The African entertainment industry will forever be grateful to stakeholders in the likes of Emtee who have greatly contributed a significant quota. He is a South African music artist whose distinguishing concept speaks for itself. Emtee is not just a hip-hop artist, but a rapper to be precise; who has done a lot of collaborations with different acts across the African continent. There is a whole lot more to know about the talented rapper apart from his props and label, Ambitiouz Entertainment.
Emtee’s Biography, Age
He was born Mthembeni Ndevu on September 15, 1992, in Matatiele, in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. He grew up in Rockville, Soweto, where his music inclination began. Emtee, who wanted to be a musician from first grade was a chorister at Barnata High School and would lead his school choir in songs during service. As a member of a Marimba band, he would participate in various provincial competitions and win the prize money for his school. He was aged 17 at the time, and soon developed a stronger interest in the music art and further shaped his aspirations in that direction.
It could have been his busy schedules or lesser attention to academics, but Emtee who spent time working on his music had his school grades greatly affected. He had graduated from secondary school with a pass due to his accumulated lapses and found it difficult gaining admission into higher institutions in South Africa. Many may describe Emtee’s school diaries as a disappointment, but it was all he needed to focus squarely on his dream.
Tilting all his attention to music made him achieve his first collaboration with South African rapper Maraza in 2010. Their song ‘In It To Win It’ was a hit and was featured on ‘Channel O’ music channel. This was a great source of encouragement for the young rapper who was inclined to do more.
2015 was his year of breakthrough. Emtee went ahead to release a hit single ‘Roll Up’; his debut single which was produced that year with the help of his producer friend, Ruff. The track made waves on media platforms, pushing the young artist into the limelight. Roll Up not only became a hit but also attracted international stars including Nigeria’s Wizkid. A re-release of his single, titled “Roll Up -Re-Up” followed immediately and it featured South African rapper AKA and Wizkid.
The song earned him some accolades too. Emtee bagged his first award for the Song Of The Year at the 2015 South African Hip Hop Awards, placing him on a pedestal among his counterparts. It was a fulfilling moment for the young rapper and an inspiring one for other upcoming artists.
There was no stopping the rapper who also released his first album ‘Avery’ also in 2015. Emtee exceeded expectations with his album which propelled him to emerge as one of the most played South African hip-hop artist that year. He has continued to break barriers and set standards in the music industry.
Emtee is signed under Ambitiouz Entertainment which was established in 2015 by Kgosi Mahumapelo.
His Net Worth, House, Car
He may be young in the business, but it won’t be wrong to say that Emtee has garnered so much within a short space. The artist has an estimated net worth of $300,000 and makes enough earnings from his recording business. His earnings are also attributed to his various endorsement deals.
More so, the rapper is not the type who conceals his achievements. In 2016, Emtee purchased a Mercedes-AMG A45, which cost approximately R800,000. He also got another luxurious vehicle the following year. Emtee lives in his own house, a 5-star luxury mansion, with a pool and lots of bedrooms.
Fans of Emtee are well aware that he is in a romantic relationship with his girlfriend, Nicole Kendall Chinsamy whom he knew before stardom. The young rapper lives together with his girlfriend in his mansion.
The dates are not verified but reports have it that he has been with Nicole for so many years. The loved-up couple had their first son in 2015 and their second child in 2018.
Emtee and his bae have continued to wax strong amid all adversities including social media dramas, cyberbullying and whatnots. One of these occasions was earlier in 2018 when Emtee was dragged by fans for saying his girlfriend was 22 years old.
It had been a moment of joy for the SA rapper and his crew following the announcement of a second child on the way until fans emerged in numbers to quiz if his girlfriend was truly 22. The questions were followed by derogatory remarks by followers as they abused her for her looks in the photos posted on Twitter. However, the couple remained resistant to the insults and peacefully welcomed their baby in January 2018.
Marriage speculations have saturated various media platforms but it seems the happy couple is not in a hurry to tie the knot.
Is He Dead?
It is important to talk about the question mentioned above as it greatly made news in the middle part of 2016. Reports from undisclosed sources had suggested that the rapper died from knife stabbing that year, leaving fans disappointed and anguished.
This was also followed by tons of condolence messages and tributes to the star. However, Emtee quickly took to his verified Twitter handle to debunk the reports. The SA rapper has continued to climb the ladder of success with his unique musical concept.