Emtee is an artist and record producer from South Africa. He was born on the 15th of September 1992 and he’s currently signed to Ambitiouz Entertainment.
Emtee (Mthembeni Ndevu) was born in Matatiele, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Emtee grew up with a passion for music from a very young age and at the age of nine he had his very first stage performance; at the Yeoville primary school talent show.
Emtee’s Musical Career
Emtee’s musical career officially kicked off in 2009, when he stated making money from his musical content. In 2010, he collaborated with Maraza (a South African rapper) on a song titled “In It To Win It”. The collaboration saw to a number of media appearances, giving Emtee the much needed publicity needed to take his music to the next level.
The game changer for Emtee was in 2015; after the release of his single “Roll UP” for his debut album. Roll Up was produced by Emtee’s producer “Ruff” and the track was finalized in just two hours (as reported by Emtee himself).
The Roll Up track got major media play within South Africa and outside its borders. The track also had a remix done with Wizkid and AKA featuring on it, the remix was eventually titled “Roll Up Re-Up”. It went on to win Emtee his first award and nomination for the Song Of The Year award; at the 2015 South African Hip Hop Awards.
Emtee’s debut album was titled “Avery” and was released on the 4th of December 2015 (a day after the “Roll Up” single won the Song Of The Year award in South Africa). Hardly two months of the album release; the album topped the South African Hip Hop / Rap iTunes Chart and has since sold over fifty thousand units.
‘Avery’ Track List:
- About Me
- Feel Me Now
- We Up
- Winning ft. Nasty C
- Pray For Me
- Roll Up
- Mamie Game
- U Got It
- Avery ft. Nondumiso
- Where Were You
- Ngeke ft. Fifi Cooper
- Pearl Thusi
- Roll Up (Re-Up) ft. Wizkid & AKA
- 2015 – South African Hip Hop Awards (Song of The Year)
- 2016 – Metro FM Music Awards (Best Music Video, Best Remix, Best Hip Hop Album & Listeners Choice Award). 22nd South African Music Awards (Best Rap Album & Amstel Record of The Year)