Emtee's biography: age, albums, girlfriend, and scandal

Emtee's biography: age, albums, girlfriend, and scandal

Emtee adds a unique flavour to South Africa's music scene. He has won the love of millions of hip-hop fans in Africa. Emtee's biography unveils more about his life, including his albums, girlfriend, and scandal.

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Emtee's life story
Emtee wearing a cap and a marvin. Photo: @emteethehustla, @emteerecords (modified by author)
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Emtee's life story reveals a man who was passionate about music from childhood. The rapper hails from a humble background, but his musical talent helped him change his life. Mzansi respects and admires his courage and zeal.

Profile summary

Full nameMthembeni Ndevu
Gender Male
Date of birth7 September 1992
Zodiac signVirgo
Age29 years (as of September 2022)
Place of birthMatatiele, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Residence South Africa
Primary schoolYeoville Primary School
Secondary schoolBarnato Park High School
CareerRapper, songwriter, and music producer
NationalitySouth African
AncestryVhavenda tribe
FatherLumkile Ndevu
MotherPhathiswa Ndevu
BrotherLuhando Ndevu
SisterPhiwe Ndevu
Marital statusSingle
Baby mamaNicole Kendall Chinsamy
SonsAvery and Logan
Net worthR4 million to R5 million (Approx.)

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Emtee's biography

The rapper worked for Ambitiouz Entertainment for some years before establishing Emtee Records.

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Who is Emtee?

Emtee's real name is Mthembeni Ndevu. The rapper has spent most of his life in South Africa. Emtee's birthday was 17 September 1992.

How old is Emtee?

Emtee's age is 29 years as of September 2022.

Where is Emtee from originally?

Emtee's parents, Phathiswa and Lumkile Ndevu, had him in Matatiele, Eastern Cape province. They moved to Johannesburg for work reasons and settled in Soweto. Therefore, Mthembeni grew up in Rockville, Soweto, Gauteng province.

Emtee's background
Emtee's pictures. Photo: @emteethehustla (modified by author)
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Does Emtee have siblings?

The rapper and his little brother, Luthando Ndevu, bought their father a new car in 2018. Their sister, Phiwe, stays away from the limelight.

Educational background

Emtee attended Yeoville Primary School in Yeoville, Johannesburg, and Barnato Park High School in Berea, Johannesburg. The rapper did not join a tertiary institution to further his studies.

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Career history

According to Emtee's background, he performed at the Yeoville Primary School talent show at age 9 and learned how to compose and produce music in Zulu and English while in high school.

Mthembeni contested in more talent shows in Soweto. He was his high school's choir member, and his marimba band received many cash prizes at provincial competitions.

Emtee's first collaboration was with South African rapper Maraza in 2010. Their song, In It To Win It, was a massive hit. The 17-year-old Mthembeni met a producer through a friend.

How did Emtee become famous?

Emtee's awards
Emtee's wearing silver rings. Photo: @emteethehustla (modified by author)
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The producer Emtee met through a friend recorded his single, Roll Up, in two hours in 2015. The song was number one on YMF's DJ speed stats and received a platinum certification from the Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA).

Its remix featured Wizkid and AKA, and Emtee won several awards. Emtee's newfound fame attracted Ambitiouz Entertainment to sign him up. He released another hit track, Pearl Thusi (2015), before his debut album, Avery (4 December 2015).

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He left Ambitiouz Entertainment after releasing his second and third albums, Manando (15 September 2017) and DIY 2 (21 September 2018). Manando was produced by SA's best producers, Ruff, Tweezy Christer, Lunatik, Ron Epidemic, and Bize boy.

The album was named after Emtee's street brother. It featured Sjava, Saudi, and Tiwa Savage. The late Manando taught Emtee how to play the marimba, and Emtee would defend him from street bullies.

The rapper urged fans to stop listening to his album Avery because he was not paid royalties. He established EMtee Records in partnership with African Trap Movement and has released two albums under it, DIY 3 (21 November 2020) and Logan (9 April 2021), as of September 2021.

Emtee's awards

YearAward Ceremony/PrizeResult
2015South African Hip Hop Awards 2015
Song of The YearWon
2016Metro FM Music Awards
Best Music VideoWon
Best RemixWon
Best Hip Hop AlbumNominated
Best New ArtistWon
Listeners Choice AwardNominated
201622nd South African Music Awards
Album of the YearNominated
Male Artist of the YearNominated
Newcomer of the YearWon
Best Rap AlbumWon
Amstel Record of the YearNominated
2016 2016 BET Awards Viewers’ Choice
Best New International ActNominated
2017AFRIMA Awards
Best male artiste in South AfricaNominated
2019SAMA Awards
Best Hip Hop AlbumNominated
2022Global Music Awards Africa
Hip Hop artistWon

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Emtee's kids and baby momma

Nicole Kendall Chinsamy and Emtee had their first child, Avery, in 2015. The rapper named his first album after him. The second pregnancy shocked Nicole because she was still in school.

She gave birth to Logan in 2018 and completed her studies in 2019. Emtee wanted to marry her sooner but respected her decision. Nicole wanted to finish school and start a business before their wedding.

In 2019, Emtee’s parents accused Nicole of being a gold-digger in a newspaper interview. They were against their son marrying the mother of his children.

Emtee's parents claimed she made him abandon the Venda culture because the rapper hardly visited them, never brought his kids for rituals, and allowed Nicole to give them Xhosa names.

Mthembeni's father also claimed that his wife (Emtee's mum) and Nicole's mother had a verbal fight during a party Nicole made for her second child.

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The argument allegedly erupted when Nicole's mother accused Emtee's mum of spreading rumours. Nicole's mother told Emtee's parents never to visit her home because Emtee's mum allegedly said she ate Emtee's money.

In November 2021, Nicole denied being abusive towards Emtee via Instagram. She said accusations Emtee's parents laid against her in 2019 were baseless, and she loved Emtee as his children's father.

Emtee's manhood picture scandal

In 2017, Emtee apologized to fans after accidentally flashing his penis on Instagram live. He flushed the toilet after urinating and held his phone using the same hand, hence, showing his manhood on camera.

In shock, the rapper quickly zoomed the camera back to his face and said, "I hope you didn't see my dick by accident." People took screenshots of it and spread the image online.

Emtee's net worth
Emtee's posing for pictures with cars. Photo: @emteethehustla (modified by author)
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Emtee falls off the stage

Another viral video of Emtee falling from the stage during his performance made people assume he was intoxicated or tired. The incident happened in June 2022.

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Some online users made fun of the situation, while others sympathized with him. Emtee made it clear later that he was not on drugs but simply tired.

What is Emtee's net worth?

Online sources report his worth at R4 million to R5 million.

Emtee's house and cars

The rapper bought his first car in 2016. He lived in an apartment in Midrand with his family before buying a 4.5 million house in 2021. Emtee has bought more vehicles, including a Mercedes-AMG A45 worth around R80,000.

Emtee's biography reveals a lot about his life. He is among South Africa's most celebrated rappers, regardless of life's challenges. The rapper has millions of die-hard supporters encouraging him to live his life to the fullest.

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