Mmatemma ( (PHOTO: Supplied images)Mmatemma ( (PHOTO: Supplied images)
Award-winning TV host, singer and actress Mmatema has joined
the cast of Rhythm playing the role of Valentine – a daughter of a domestic
worker from The Vaal. Valentine is a seductress with ambition and nothing solid
to offer, who sees herself at the top with no qualifications.
“I have always loved Rhythm City, my brother and I would
always make sure that we watch it at 18:30 before it moved to 19:00. For me to
be on it is so amazing, a dream come true,” she said.
Mmatema is a celebrated singer, songwriter who first rose to
fame from South African Idols Season 11. She has acted on a number of shows
including the SABC 2 drama series, Bones of My Bones. She is also the current
host of SABC 1’s Gospel music show Gospel Unplugged.
The 26-year-old, Limpopo-born Mmatema studied Applied
Linguistics at the Tshwane University of Technology before pursuing her musical
Although her character on the show doesn't sing, Mmatema is
hoping that one day the producers will make her one of the singers. “It would
be even more amazing if Valentine would sing on the show”, Mmatema wished.
As a musician, she has performed with a number of great acts
the likes of Benjamin Dube and has released her debut album with lead single Ke