Mmatema Moremi on love, acting and more

By Drum Digital
12 June 2017

I feel very blessed, Mmatema says

A few weeks ago singer and now actress Mmatema Moremi made media reports about 'blessing' herself with a new car, DRUM caught with Mmatema to talk about the 'blessing' her new single Ke Lerato, music, acting, love and more

So you made a few headlines recently on buying a car? 

Hahahaha I know, I was surprised about that because I did not buy the car but God is watching I'm sure mine is coming.

So if you didn't buy that car, did someone get it for you?

Not at all. I was fortunate enough to be invited by  BMW and MINI Leo Haese Centurion for their ride & drive campaign. Where myself and a number of other invited guests got the opportunity to test drive their new cars on a lovely drive to The Valley Lodge in Magaliesburg. During your drive to the Magaliesburg, there where a number of  stops along the way for us to swap cars so that we all get a feel for the different vehicles. It was a lot of fun.

You have a new song Ke Lerato, tell us a bit about it?

Ke Lerato means "It Is Love" which is written in my home language Sepedi. I felt that it was important for me to share the message on love because we use that word often but do we ever take a moment to reflect on its  actually meaning.

With everything taking place in our country right now this is the time that we should be spreading love more then ever.

I was having a conversation with my producer Tshepo Gavu  who suggested I write a song about love , at first I was hesitant but when he played the melody for me the scripture from the bible verse in  1 Corinthians 13 came to my heart and that's how the process of the song came about.

You had your first acting role recently, what was that experience like and what did you learn?

Playing Thembi on Bone of my bones was a great experience. I am truly thankful to God for blessing me with the gift. I am also thankful to the production team that trusted me with a role of that magnitude especially since I am not a trained actress yet they took a leap of faith and cast me.

What have been your challenges in the entertainment industry and how have you maneuvered through them?

Because I am born again and a Christian, some people don't understand why I am featured on circular songs. I constantly have to explain that I am an artist and have the ability to communicate and write in different genres of music.

What’s the best thing about fame for you and what’s the worst?

The best thing about being well known is having the ability to touch people's hearts & souls. The worse thing about being well know is the consistent judgment & scrutiny.

Is Mmatema seeing anyone?

My first crush is Jesus followed by the awesome men in my life who are my father and brother.

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