Emtee, born Mthembeni Ndevu, is a South African hip hop artist who rose to fame with his debut single “Roll Up” in 2015. He was born on September 15, 1992, in Matatiele, Eastern Cape, and grew up in Rockville, Soweto, Johannesburg.
Emtee started his career in music as a member of the rap group African Trap Movement (ATM) in 2010. He gained recognition with his mixtape “The Introduction” in 2012, which featured his first hit single “Wasn’t Easy.”
|Date of Birth||September 15, 1992|
|Age||30 years old (as of 2023)|
|Place of Birth||Matatiele, Eastern Cape, South Africa|
|Occupation||Rapper, singer, songwriter|
|Labels||Ambitiouz Entertainment, Emtee Records|
|Spouse||Nicole Kendall Chinsamy (engaged)|
|Children||Avery (son), Logan (daughter)|
|Parents||Phumelele Gwadiso (Mother) and Ndevu (Father)|
|Height||In feet inches: 5’9″ (175 cm)|
|Weight||In kilograms: 65 kg (143 lbs)|
|Shoe Size||8 US|
|Tattoos||Yes, he has tattoos on his body|
In 2015, Emtee signed with the record label Ambitiouz Entertainment and released his debut single “Roll Up,” which became a massive hit in South Africa and the rest of Africa. The song topped various charts and earned Emtee several awards, including the Song of the Year at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards.
Emtee’s debut album, “Avery,” was released in 2015 and debuted at number one on the South African iTunes chart. The album featured hit songs such as “Pearl Thusi” and “We Up.” In 2016, he released his second album, “Manando,” which was dedicated to his friend who passed away.
Awards and Nominations
Emtee has won several awards and nominations throughout his career. In 2016, he won four Metro FM Music Awards, including the Best Rap Album, Best Male Album, Best New Artist, and Song of the Year. He also won the Best Hip Hop Album at the 2016 South African Music Awards and the Viewers’ Choice Best New International Act at the 2018 BET Awards.
Emtee is married to Nicole Kendall Chinsamy, and the couple has two children together. He has been open about his struggles with substance abuse and depression, and has taken steps to seek help and improve his mental health.
FAQs About Emtee
What Is Emtee’s Net Worth?
Emtee’s net worth was estimated to be around $300,000.
Is Emtee Married?
Yes, Emtee is married. He tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend Nicole Kendall Chinsamy in 2018. The couple has two children together, a son named Avery and a daughter named Logan. Emtee often shares photos and videos of his family on his social media pages.
Emtee Songs List
- “Roll Up” (2015).
- “Pearl Thusi” (2015).
- “Roll Up (Re-Up) feat. Wizkid & AKA” (2015).
- “Couldn’t” (A-Reece featuring Emtee) (2016).
- “Amamenemene” (2016).
- “My People” (2016).
- “My Enemies” (2017).
- “Manando” (2017).
- “Plug” (2018).
- “Thank You” (2018).
- “Lesson” (2018).
- “Smogolo” ft Snaayman (2019).
- “Wave” (2020).
- “Brand New Day” ft Lolli (2020).
- “Real In The State” ft Rich The Kid.
- “Johustleburg” (2020).
- “Ngeke feat. Fifi Cooper” (2016).
- “We Up” (2016).
- “Winning feat. Nasty C” (2017).
- “Ghetto Hero” (2017).
- “Corner Store” (2017).
- “My Way feat. Sims” (2017).
- “Me and You feat. Tiwa Savage” (2017).
Emtee has made a significant impact on the South African hip hop scene since his debut in 2015. He has established himself as a prominent rapper and has earned numerous awards and accolades. Emtee’s dedication to his craft and his honesty about his struggles make him a relatable and inspiring figure in the music industry.