Emtee Biography: Real Name, Age, Wife, Awards, Net Worth, Education, Family, Songs & Albums


Stage Name: Emtee
Real Name Mthembeni Ndevu
Occupation Rapper, Record Producer, Singer and Songwriter
Date of Birth 17 September 1992 (30 Years Old)
Place of Birth Matatiele, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Gender Male
Nationality South African
Relationship status In a relationship
Education Yeoville Primary School


Born 17 September 1992, Mthembeni Ndevu popularly known by his stage name Emtee, is a prolific South African rapper, music producer, singer and songwriter. His genre of music is Rap which he does both In English and his local dialect. He is popular for his debut hit single titled “Roll Up”. Emtee initially signed to Ambitiouz Entertainment left the record label to start his own record label.


Emtee was born in a small town called Matatiele, in Eastern Cape, South Africa. He was born to Phathiswa and Lumkile Ndevu. They later moved to Rockville in South Africa, Living all his life in a major in Guateng. Music for him started at a very early age in High School. He noticed his love for his rap talent and decided to pursue it

Emtee has two sons, the first which he gave birth to in 2015, named Avery, which is also the title for his debut album. Now he and his baby mama have another son together.


Emtee after leaving Matatiele was enrolled in the Yeoville Primary School. Although he was not a very bright student, he opted not to repeat his finals, in which he ended up with a pass. The pass wasn’t actually good enough to get him a place in college. His music career started in primary School when he performed on stage in his school at the age of 9.


Emtee got his first music break from the release of his hit song “Roll Up” which was a track from his first studio album “Avery. The song brought him into the major light in the music scene and won him various nominations and awards. Although music for him started at a very early age, he did his first performance in primary school and seeing the reception he got decided to channel his energy into developing his talent.

After performing in some mini shows in South Africa, he got noticed by Ambitiouz entertainment and got signed on as an artiste.Since his debut he has featured major South African artistes on his songs and even gotten featured. He collaborated with rapper Maraza on the song “In it to win” and this got him his major appearance on Channel O.

Before he started singing as a solo artiste, he was a member of the rap trio “African Trap Movement”, alongside Sjava, Saudi and Ruff all signed under Ambitiouz Entertainment. Since the release on Roll Up, he has gone on to release other tracks and has 4 albums to his name.

After working with Ambitiouz Entertainment for years, he shocked his fan when he announce in August 2019 that he was leaving the record label and in the following month, he established his own record label tagged “Emtee Records” under his company, African Trap Movement.


AVERY (2015)

Avery is his first studio that was released officially on the 4th of December, under Ambitiouz Entertainment. The was dedicated to his son, who is also named Avery. This album upon released became the most stream on major music platforms and after a while it was certified platform by RISA on the 1st of July 2016. The had notable songs like Roll up, Pearl Thusi, Ngeke and We Up on it.

DIY EP (2015)

This served as his second studio project which is an extended play. The EP was released July 2015 under Dogmow Studios and received an awesome reception from his fans.

MANADO (2017)

This served as his third studio project. The was released on the 15th of September 2017 under the Ambitouz Entertainment label. The received an awesome reception from his fans.

DIY 2 (2018)

This is most recent studio project. The was released on the 21st of September 2017 under the Ambitouz Entertainment label.


Emtee has released over 50 songs and 4 albums over the last 5 years, here are some his best songs ranked by the number of streams and views all across music and videos platforms.

1. Emtee – Roll Up

2. Emtee – We Up

3. Emtee – Pearl Thusi

4. Emtee – Ngeke

5. Emtee – Mama

6. Emtee – You got it

7. Emtee – Lessons

8. Emtee – Fall off ft. Saudi

9. Emtee – I need Love Ft. Sjava & Sims

10. Emtee – Uzobuya


Emtee has made appearances on a lot of top events like the Afrima awards and other top award shows both locally and internationally. He has also gotten special appearances on TV shows like the Homeground show on Mzansi Magic and Channel O. He has also performed on major clubs like Club Vibes and at South African festivals.


Although most of the platforms says Emtee is single, but he seems to still be in a relationship with his baby mama and former lover, Nicole Chinsamy, who he has two sons with. Being an off and on relationships but fans see the absolute spark between these two.


Emtee since his debut has gotten himself numerous nominations and awards, some of the awards include the “Rap album of the year” which he won for Avery at the 22nd South African music awards (SAMA) and “Song of the Year” which he won at the South African Hip-hop awards in 2015. He has also performed on major stages with top local and international artistes


Emtee’s Networth is estimated between 100 thousand dollars to 1 million dollars. This is calculated from payments for show performances, album sales, Money made from his Youtube views, endorsement deals, Properties and investments owned by him, the artiste is doing well for himself financially and is one of the top artistes in South Africa to reckon with.


Emtee’s songs both from his 2015 “Avery” album and 2018 “DIY 2” album are available on all major platforms.

Emtee is one of the top artistes in South Africa rappers who came to the music scene fully equipped. He has made that obvious with the hit songs he has been dishing out since his debut.

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