Mmatema Moremi excited on playing her role as Miriam Makeba

From musical stages to theatre stages, Mmatema re-invents herself as a theatre performer.

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:46 PM  | Mmatema Moremi  | Top of The

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Mmatema Morema shares the joys of acting in theatre and playing the role of the late Miriam Makeba.

During December, the Soweto Theatre will be introducing The Manhattan Brothers Tribute which will be starring singer, and former Idols SA contestant, Mmatema Morema

ZAlebs caught up with the singer to hear more about her role in impersonating one of South Africa's greatest musical legends.

"I feel so honored and humbled to have been chosen amongst a lot of beautiful singers, a lot of experienced singers that have been doing Jazz and stuff like that and I got chosen amongst them, so it's just such an honour to be playing this role. 

This role also really broadened my mind into understanding other genres of music." She said.

Mmatemi also explained that she did not audition for a role but was simply called by the shows director and as the saying goes 'the rest is history'.


"I got a call from the director, I was chilling at home in my pyjamas and he explained to me what the play was all about and because I've never done theatre in my life, so I was not going to say no to such, so I said yes before the director even told me when it was going to start, I just said yes, yes I'm there."

Mmatema has been working hard in rehearsals for the past 3 weeks for the show whilst working with other work related things. Mmatema shares how the theatre world is a very challenging experience but one she'll forever appreciate.

"It's very hard and tiring, because we literally get into the theatre at 10 then leave at 5pm that's how hectic the rehearsals are but now we done and we're ready to present the show."

Mmatema has also shared that she's not nervous about how the critics will respond to her first theatre play and that she's open to all comments.

"I'm always open to critics, I was criticized my whole Idols season, but look at where I am now, I'm stronger, I'm always open to critics they make me stronger.  I actually look forward  to hearing what they have to say." Said Mmatema.

Catch Mmatema acting in The Manhattan Brothers Tribute at the Soweto Theatre from the 8th to the 18th of December 2016.

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