Emo Adams bio: wife, songs, wedding, brother, shows and age

Emo Adams bio: wife, songs, wedding, brother, shows and age

Emo Adams is a prominent South African singer and actor better recognized for his collaborative productions with Taliep Petersen and David Kramer. Besides, he is also renowned for his remarkable work on the Malan and Kie, SABC2 series. He has built a prolific career working for exciting shows, television casts, and releasing hit songs which have earned him widespread fame beyond South Africa. Better still, this renowned celebrity has accomplished much in his personal life, giving his broad base of fans something to admire beyond his limitless publicity.

Emo Adams
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Most people admit knowing Emo through his 2007 debut album “Tall, Dark & Afrikaans” which shot and settled the ground for his further work. In the following year, he starred the character of Solly in SABC’s "Malan and Kie" mini-series. Apparently, he presents on kykNET for the program Jou Show Met Emo. He discovered his talent at a young age of 9 when his acting debut album earned him fame for his stage production role of District 6 The Musical. This means that Emo Adams 30 years in the entertainment industry have given him an unmatched experience, and it is amazing that he is still relevant to date. With all these accomplishments, then how old is Emo Adams? Below is a deeper look into his background that will give you all information that you need to know about this celebrity.

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Emo Adams biography

Emo Adams bio
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Born: 9th of April, 1978

Emo Adams age: Will turn 41 years of age on his fast-approaching birthday

Origin: Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, South Africa

Marital status: Married to Michelle Gildenhuys

Occupation: A prominent South African singer and actor

Famous for: Popular for his remarkable work on the Malan and Kie, SABC2 series and collaborative productions with Taliep Petersen and David Kramer.

Birth Sign: Aries

Facebook: @emo.adams

Twitter: @emoadams

Emo Adams Instagram: emo_adams

Emo Adams family and early life

Emo Adams family
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The South African celebrity was born at Cape Flats in Mitchells Plein where he spent much of his early years growing up. He is the younger son of Omar and Mardeah Adams, and a younger brother to Luqmaan. He spent much of his tender years playing songs and sounds of harmony alongside his music-loving father. Similarly, he learned much of the rhythms from his equally talented elder brother, Luqmaan Adams. It is through these close mentorship that earned him the role of a homeless street child in a popular theatre production District 6 at only the age of 9, a work written and produced by his mentors David Kramer and Taliep Pietersen.

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It was through his acting debut that he began his successful performances in arts. During his teenage years, Emo spent much of his time rehearsing alongside Malay Choirs melodies for which he also took part in their annual performances. The trend would later spring to become his Malay cultural background. It was not long before music and melodies became an infectious part of his life.

Emo Adams education

This talented singer and actor enrolled at Spine Road High school in Mitchell’s Plein and later Boston House College following which he discovered his unwavering passion in performing arts.

Emo Adams early career

Emo courageously formed a 5-member boy band in 1996 among whom were three friends and his brother Luqmaan. The group gained statewide fame for its entertaining performances and perfect harmonies.

2000: Extensive travels to Germany for award-winning production Kat & the Kings playing the role of a young singing sensation.

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2001: Cast in the production District 6: The Musical, playing the role of Sophia, a rather dynamic and glamorous drag queen.

2006: Performed the traditional style of an Indian song.

2007: Performed alongside Mynie Grove alongside other famous Afrikaans artists in Outdshoorn during the annual KKNK Fees. He also auditioned a young school of kids at a rural town, Clanwilliam. It is during this year that he released “Tall, Dark & Afrikaans” marking his first CD. D'Six Records produced this hitmaker album.

2008: Appeared on Malan en Kie, SABC’s mini-series taking the role of Solly.

Emo Adams filmography

  • Pretville (2012)
  • 100 meters from Leeuloop (2013)
  • Alie Barber, on kykNET as Lovebite
  • Your Show With Emo on kykNET
  • Malan and Kie on SAUK2 as Solly

Emo Adams discography

  • Tall, Dark & Afrikaans, 2007
  • Tarantula
  • Miss de Kok
  • External links
  • Gums Kawielie Wams

Emo Adams shows

Provided are his television roles

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  • Malan en Kie - Season 1: Solly
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  • Noot vir Noot - Season 42: Guest Artist - Himself
  • Noot vir Noot - Season 44: Guest Artist - Himself
  • Varsity Sing - Season 1: Guest Judge - Himself

We are looking forward to Emo Adams upcoming shows 2019 before the year ends.

Emo Adams songs

As a talented musician, Mr. Adams has led a successful music career releasing several albums and hit songs. Provided below are a few of his songs with the highest listenership.


  • Is Duidelik


  • Lekker Lippe Klap
  • Openingskeurspel
  • Billie Jean Keurspel
  • Danskeurspel


  • Gums Kawielie Wams
  • Welcome To Cape Town
  • My Broetjie My Bra
  • Queen Of Hearts
  • Goosa Goosa
  • 2 For The Price Of 1
  • Zoy

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  • Meisie Sonner Sokkies

More hit songs

  • Pretville
  • Jantjie
  • Roeda Is Dood
  • Vredenburg
  • As Ek Geweet Het

Who is Emo Adams married to? Wedding photos

Emo Adams wife
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Who is Emo Adams wife? In 2016, Emo Adams and Michelle Gildenhuys, a Miss South Africa finalist 2008, tied life knots in a colorful wedding that wooed the public, mostly their fans. Here are select pictures from their colorful wedding.

Emo Adams children's names are Kadar Zayn and Malik, and the couple is expecting their third child in June this year.

Emo Adams net worth

Emo is a focal celebrity with multiple prolific talents which have accumulated him a high net worth. His salary, lifestyle, and cars indeed reveal that he is a no-ordinary South African personality. How rich is Emo Adams in 2019? He is approximately $100k to $1 million of worth. Unfortunately, there is no exact figure released yet. Even so, the approximations are reasonable based on his primary source of income as a television actor.

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Emo Adams biography is a clear indication that his prominence as a singer and actor is a result of hard work. He has unbounded capabilities in his artistic work, and his accomplishments and successes remain an inspiration to his strong base of loyal fans.


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