Emtee Biography: Age, Songs, Parents, Net Worth, Girlfriend, Real Name, Wiki, Albums

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Mthembeni Ndevu (born September 15, 1992), widely recognized by his stage name Emtee, stands as a prominent figure in the South African music scene. He is a rapper, record producer, and actor. 

His music has resonated deeply with audiences, propelling him to stardom with hit tracks like Roll UpPearl Thusi, and Amantombazane.

Emtee‘s studio albums have achieved remarkable success, attaining platinum status in South Africa and solidifying his position as a powerhouse in the industry. 

His exceptional talent has not gone unnoticed, earning him prestigious accolades, including the South African Music Award for Best Male Artist and the MTV Africa Music Award for Best New Artist.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Mthembeni Ndevu
Stage Name: Emtee
Born: 17 September 1992 (age 31 years old)
Place of Birth: Matatiele, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Education: Barnato High School
Height: 1.75 m
Parents: Phathiswa Ndevu, Lumkile Ndevu
Siblings: Phiwe Ndevu, Luthando Ndevu
Spouse: Nicole Kendall Chinsamy (m. 2019-2023)
Girlfriend • Partner: Nicole Chinsamy (ex.)
Children: Avery Ndevu, Logan Ndevu, Nairobi Ndevu
Occupation: Rapper • Record Producer
Net Worth: $3 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

Emtee, a talented musical sensation, was born on September 15, 1992, in the tranquil town of Matatiele, nestled in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. 

Raised under the loving guidance of Phathiswa Ndevu and Lumkile NdevuEmtee flourished alongside his sister Phiwe Ndevu and brother Luthando Ndevu.

During his formative years, Emtee‘s talent began to shine, and he achieved a notable milestone at Barnato High School, where he earned the distinction of becoming the youngest choir conductor in the school’s history.


In 2015, Emtee skyrocketed to fame with his breakout single Roll Up, marking the inception of a remarkable career in the rap scene. His undeniable talent swiftly earned him recognition as one of South Africa’s most promising artists, leading to a pivotal signing with Ambitiouz Entertainment. That same year, Emtee unveiled his debut album, Avery, setting the stage for a string of monumental successes.

Following his departure from Ambitiouz Entertainment in 2019, Emtee took the reins of his destiny, founding Emtee Records. Building on the triumphs of his earlier studio albums, Manado (2017) and DIY 2 (2018), Emtee collaborated with industry heavyweights like WizkidNasty C, and AKA.

Renowned for his lyrical prowess and electrifying stage presence, Emtee has garnered accolades such as the South African Hip Hop Award for Best New Artist in 2015 and the MTV Africa Music Award for Best Male Artist in 2016. His music resonates with audiences and is characterized by infectious melodies and clever wordplay.

Emtee‘s ambitious plans for his fourth studio album, DIY 3, were released in 2023. Beyond music, he aims to diversify his portfolio with ventures into fashion through his clothing line, Emtee Wear, and the television industry with an upcoming TV show.

Emtee‘s entrepreneurial spirit shines through his ownership of Emtee Records and his co-founding of the African Trap Movement, a record label and artist management company. 

Awards & Nominations


  • 2016 South African Music Award for Record of the Year 
  • 2016 South African Music Award for Best Hip Hop Album 
  • 2016 MTV Africa Music Award for Best Hip Hop


Emtee has also been nominated for the following awards:

  • 2016 South African Music Award for Best Music Video of the Year 
  • 2016 South African Music Award for Best Remix of the Year 
  • 2016 MTV Africa Music Award for Best Breakthrough Act 
  • 2016 MTV Africa Music Award for Song of the Year 
  • 2016 BET Award for Viewer’s Choice Award: Best New International Act 
  • 2022 Global Music Awards Africa for Hip Hop Artist of the Year 

Social Media

  • Instagram: @emteethehustla 
  • Twitter: @emteethehustla 
  • Facebook: @EmteeRaps

Personal Life

Emtee, the 31-year-old South African rapper, has had a romantic relationship with Nicole Kendall Chinsamy since 2015, whom he later married in 2019. Over the years, their union has been blessed with three adorable children: Avery NdevuLogan Ndevu, and Nairobi Ndevu.

Avery, their first son, entered the world in 2015, followed by Logan in 2018, and their daughter Nairobi arrived in 2023. Emtee‘s deep bond with his children is evident, as he named his debut album after his eldest, Avery, and his 2021 album after his second son, Logan.

However, despite the joys of parenthood, their relationship has encountered significant challenges. In 2023, Chinsamy accused Emtee of causing her grievous bodily harm, alleging that he was a drug addict who subjected her to physical abuse.

While these accusations were ultimately dropped, the aftermath of such tumultuous events has left their partnership strained and fragile. Emtee and Chinsamy continue to navigate the complexities of their relationship amidst these hardships, striving to find common ground and rebuild trust.



  • 2015 Avery 
  • 2017 Manando 
  • 2018 DIY 
  • 2021 Logan 


  • 2018 DIY 2 

Net Worth

Emtee, a rapper, singer, songwriter, and music producer from South Africa, is thought to be worth over $3 million. He has had three studio albums with commercial success for over ten years. Emtee has received recognition for his ability and labor of love, and in 2016, he won the coveted South African Music Award for Best Male Artist.

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