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'''Mmatema Moremi''' (born 26 February 1992) is a South African singer, songwriter, actress and presenter. She rose to fame in 2015 as the runner up on the eleventh season of South African Idols. She made history as the first artist to have been a contestant to host a one-woman show titled “Mmatema Moremi’s One Woman Show” at the South African State Theatre’s Opera Theatre as a solo artist with no opening acts.
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'''Mmatema Moremi''' (born 26 February 1992) is a South African singer, songwriter, actress and presenter. She rose to fame in 2015 as the runner up on the eleventh season of [[Idols SA|South African Idols]]. She made history as the first artist to have been a contestant to host a one-woman show titled ''Mmatema Moremi's One Woman Show'' at the South African State Theatre’s Opera Theatre as a solo artist with no opening acts.
  
 
==Early Life==
 
==Early Life==
 
 
'''Mmatema Moremi''' was born on 26 February 1992 in [[Zebediela]] in the [[Limpopo]] province of [[South Africa]]. She attended [[Derek Kobe Senior Secondary School]] and [[Matladi Secondary School]]. After matriculation she went on to study Applied Languages at [[Tshwane University of Technology]].  
 
'''Mmatema Moremi''' was born on 26 February 1992 in [[Zebediela]] in the [[Limpopo]] province of [[South Africa]]. She attended [[Derek Kobe Senior Secondary School]] and [[Matladi Secondary School]]. After matriculation she went on to study Applied Languages at [[Tshwane University of Technology]].  
  
==Singing==
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At 5 years old she would sing at the pre-school assembly during Morning Prayer sessions. At that time she just enjoyed signing and had no idea that she was gifted with a voice that would go on to bless thousands of people in years to come. It was only when went to Derek Kobe Secondary School that people around her started telling her she had a great voice.  She hijacked a performing band and went onto the stage, took the microphone and sang to a live audience for the entire [[Zebediela]] community, at the age of 10. Word spread and people started booking her for weddings, birthday celebrations and local events.
 
At 5 years old she would sing at the pre-school assembly during Morning Prayer sessions. At that time she just enjoyed signing and had no idea that she was gifted with a voice that would go on to bless thousands of people in years to come. It was only when went to Derek Kobe Secondary School that people around her started telling her she had a great voice.  She hijacked a performing band and went onto the stage, took the microphone and sang to a live audience for the entire [[Zebediela]] community, at the age of 10. Word spread and people started booking her for weddings, birthday celebrations and local events.
  
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She joined Reflex Raise however she would soon leave the choir, to join one of the more prominent Gospel choirs in [[Tshwane]]; [[Tshwane Gospel Choir]].
 
She joined Reflex Raise however she would soon leave the choir, to join one of the more prominent Gospel choirs in [[Tshwane]]; [[Tshwane Gospel Choir]].
  
In 2014 [[Tshwane Gospel Choir]] composed a song for 'Bring Back Our Girls' campaign. To send out a message to the Nigerian Embassy to help get the female students who were kidnapped from Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria. Reasonability for the kidnapping was claimed by Boko Harem.
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In 2014 [[Tshwane Gospel Choir]] composed a song for 'Bring Back Our Girls' campaign. To send out a message to the Nigerian Embassy to help get the female students who were kidnapped from Government Secondary School in the town of [[Chibok]] in [[Borno State]], [[Nigeria]]. Responsibility for the kidnapping was claimed by [[Boko Harem]].
  
 
==Idols S.A.==
 
==Idols S.A.==

Latest revision as of 21:07, 5 November 2019

Mmatema Moremi
Mmatema Moremi.jpg
Background information
Birth name Mmatema Moremi
Born (1992-02-26) February 26, 1992 (age 27)
Zebeidelia, Limpopo
South Africa
Genres
  • Gospel
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • Actress
  • TV Presenter
  • Businesswoman
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2014 - to date
Labels Mmatema Moremi Media Productions
Associated acts

Mmatema Moremi (born 26 February 1992) is a South African singer, songwriter, actress and presenter. She rose to fame in 2015 as the runner up on the eleventh season of South African Idols. She made history as the first artist to have been a contestant to host a one-woman show titled Mmatema Moremi's One Woman Show at the South African State Theatre’s Opera Theatre as a solo artist with no opening acts.

Early Life

Mmatema Moremi was born on 26 February 1992 in Zebediela in the Limpopo province of South Africa. She attended Derek Kobe Senior Secondary School and Matladi Secondary School. After matriculation she went on to study Applied Languages at Tshwane University of Technology.

Music Career

At 5 years old she would sing at the pre-school assembly during Morning Prayer sessions. At that time she just enjoyed signing and had no idea that she was gifted with a voice that would go on to bless thousands of people in years to come. It was only when went to Derek Kobe Secondary School that people around her started telling her she had a great voice. She hijacked a performing band and went onto the stage, took the microphone and sang to a live audience for the entire Zebediela community, at the age of 10. Word spread and people started booking her for weddings, birthday celebrations and local events.

By the time she attended Matladi Secondary School she started experimenting with backtracks doing her own versions of her favourite artist songs. Her parents, Disego Moremi and Lucky Moraila were never keen on the idea of her pursing a singing career. Only when she got to tertiary and was out of the nest did she start pursuing music on a full time basis. She joined Reflex Raise however she would soon leave the choir, to join one of the more prominent Gospel choirs in Tshwane; Tshwane Gospel Choir.

In 2014 Tshwane Gospel Choir composed a song for 'Bring Back Our Girls' campaign. To send out a message to the Nigerian Embassy to help get the female students who were kidnapped from Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria. Responsibility for the kidnapping was claimed by Boko Harem.

Idols S.A.

In 2013 she auditioned for the ninth season of South African Idols but got rejected on the first round. She auditioned for the second time on the tenth season and only made it to the group stages. She auditioned for the third time on the eleventh season of South African Idols and wowed the judges with her solo performance during theatre week with her rendition of Demi Lovato’s Skyscraper. She made it to the Top 2 of the competition, but lost the title to Karabo Mogane.

Even though she didn't win the competition she signed her first recording contract with Universal Music South Africa. Mmatema parted with Universal Music South Africa to pursue a career in gospel music through her company Mmatema Moremi Media Productions.

References

  1. afternoonexpress, Mmatema Moremi, 4 January 2019
  2. channel24, Mmatema is back with a new album, 4 January 2019
  3. ecr, Mmatema Moremi opens up about life after 'Idols SA', 4 January 2019
  4. timeslive, Mmatema Moremi takes a shot at presenting with new gospel show, 4 January 2019
  5. albertonrecord, Idols SA: Will it be Karabo or Mmatema?, 4 January 2019
  6. musicinafrica, Mmatema Moremi, 4 January 2019
  7. timeslive, Idols SA finalist Mmatema lands role in TV drama, 4 January 2019
  8. tvsa, Mmatema Moremi, 4 January 2019