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Emtee Biography and Net Worth 2022

Mthembeni Ndevu popularly known as Emtee is a South African rapper. Emtee was born on 15 September 1992. He is best known for his debut hit single “Roll Up“. The rapper was signed to Ambitiouz Entertainment, however, he has started his own record label “Emtee Records“. Emtee’s debut album Avery was certified Platinum by RISA on 1 July 2016. 


Born in Matatiele, in the Eastern Cape, Mthembeni grew up in Rockville, Soweto, a major township in the Gauteng Province. He began his music career at a tender age. While he was 9 years old he performed on stage for the first time at a Yeoville Primary school talent show.

When he was 17 years old he became the youngest choir conductor at Barnato Park High School and won many provincial competitions as a member of his school’s marimba band.


In 2010 he collaborated with Maraza (a South African rapper) on a song titled ‘In It To Win It’. In 2015 his debut single ‘Roll Up’ was produced by Ruff. The song was a major hit it even topped DJ Speedsta’s hip hop chart on YFM.

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Emtee Education

The rapper went to Yeoville Primary School which is in Yeoville, Johannesburg. In primary school, he won a talent show competition following his great stage performance, which was his first in life.
He furthered his studies and went to Barna to Secondary School. At this age, he knew what he was going for and had mastered playing different instruments and was popularly known for Marimba.

Emtee Family

Emtee has two sons. His first son, Avery was born in 2015, and Logan in 2018. His debut album was named after his son Avery.

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Emtee Awards & Nominations

Emtee had his debut album in 2015 which had most hits recorded as platinum with RiSA and has ever since shown dominance in different awards through his trap music and storytelling.

In his five years of activity, Emtee has won the following awards:
  • 2015 – Song of the year at the South African Hip Hop Awards
  • 2015 – Best Music Video at the South African Hip Hop Awards
  • 2015 – Best Remix “Roll Up” at the South African Hip Hop Awards
  • 2015 – Best Hip Hop Album “Avery” at Metro FM Music Awards
  • 2015 – Listeners Choice Award at Metro FM Music Awards
  • 2016 – Best New International Act at the 2016 BET Awards Viewers’
  • 2016 – Amstel Record of the Year at the 22nd South African Music Awards
  • 2016 – Best Rap Album at the 22nd South African Music Awards

Emtee Social Media Profile

The rapper has huge followership across his social media. Emtee has over 1.6 million Instagram followers at the time of writing this report.



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The rapper also has a considerable number of followers on Twitter. He has about 1.1M Twitter followers which is a huge number.

Emtee Net Worth

According to many reports, Emtee has a net worth of about $1 Million. Emtee makes most of his money through concert tours. Every time the rapper steps on stage, he is always handsomely rewarded.


He has performed across the country and in the various African country. He has impressed at the Matatiele Music Festival, Cotton Fest, and Okapi Fun Festival among other places. In 2017, he performed at that year’s All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) in Lagos, Nigeria. Two years later, he was one of several artists invited to Namibia to perform at the Gazza Milli Concert in Sam Nujoma Stadium.

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