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Lady May was born as Martha Namundjebo, 20th December 1986. She is a Namibian singer that came into the limelight in 2004 with the release of her first album, Kamali which as her first award at the Sanlam-NBC Music Awards.

Namundjebo is one of the most popular female singers in Namibia. Her music is also recognized beyond the shores of the Namibi and she has won series of awards at the Channel O Music Video Awards.

Her music is a mixture of Oshiwambo traditional music and western pop and  Most times her songs are categorized under the Afro pop and house genre. Her early styles were a combination of R&B and hip hop. She is signed to a South African record label, Big Ear Records.

Lady May was Namibia’s celebrity housemate for the seventh season of Big Brother Africa, where she came out as runner-up  in the competition. while In 2008 Martha performed at the Big Brother Africa 3 eviction show in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Lady May in the Big Brother Competition

Lady May started to sing from the age of six, during her teenage years she started performing at school concerts. She recorded her first song “Lady for Life” with the help of producer Kanibal in 2004 which won her an award for Best Female Artist at the 2004 Sanlam-NBC Music Awards. In 2005 Martha released her debut album titled Kamali which means little Martha in her native language Oshiwambo.

Her second album Come And Get Me was released in 2006, it was a change in style as she was moving into the afro pop genre. The album included 3 hit songs “Come and Get Me”, “bubblegum” and the popular “Chokola” whose video received a lot of play on Channel O and MTV Base Africa.

In 2009 Lady May teamed up with DJ Kboz’s label Turntable King Productions and music management company Great Wings Promotions to produce and release her third album, Pink Chocolate. She was later featured on a hit song titled “Dana (Namibia Get Crazy)” by South African DJ/musician Bojo Mujo.

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Lady May

This song propelled Bojo Mujo’s album Session 6 to sell more than 50 000 copies between Namibia and South Africa. Lady May and fellow Namibian singer TeQuila would later receive a platinum awards for their appearance on the album as 50 000 copies in South Africa represent a platinum plaque.

In January 2011, Lady May signed to Big Ear Records in South Africa she released an album “I AM:African Goddess”. She went to make history as the first Namibian to be released in South Africa and played on South African radios.

On June 4, 2011 May received the Namibian Annual Music Awards in the category “Best House Music”, however, after verbally attacking the audience she was sent out of the hall and had to give back the award. She apologized through a press conference on June 7, 2011.

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(Sources: Wikipedia & MTV Base)

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