Mmatema joins the cast of Rhythm City

2019-01-21 15:57
Mmatemma ( (PHOTO: Supplied images)
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.

Mmatema said joining the show is an exciting journey for her,

“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 dream.

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 Lerato.