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[Emo Adams]

Over the past 30-years Emo Adams has established himself as an influential and significant singer, music and TV producer, actor and presenter firmly established within the South African entertainment industry.

Born and raised in Mitchells Plain he became involved in the entertainment industry at age nine, portraying the role of Broe’tjie in David Kramer and Taliep Petersen’s District Six the Musical.

He later travelled the world as the lead in Kat and the Kings, mesmerizing audiences in Frankfurt, Vienna, Las Vegas and London’s West End. His television roles included the funny Lovebite in Ali Baber and Detective Malan in SABC 2’s Malan & Kie.

His talk show Jou Show met Emo served audiences for ten years and won numerous awards including a Tempo Award and ATKV Media Veertjie for Best Television presenter in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 respectively.

Over the past thirty years, Emo has starred in and produced many stage shows including “Finding Emo” which won an award for best musical production and for best actor in a musical production in 2015.

The highly acclaimed Taliep Petersen Tribute, Emo Adams 30 Year Celebration Concert and The Rocket’s 50th Anniversary, has established Emo as an award-winning producer walking away with Best Show Producer at this year’s SAFTA’s.

He is also the presenter, creative director and executive producer of Maak My Famous a new and innovative talent search that stems from a concept he started at this theatre, The All Star Theatre in 2012.

Emo has established himself as a community person who wants to change the lives of those in communities who are not able to reach these kinds of platforms. The Maak My Famous TV show received over 6000 videos and will start airing in April on Kyknet.

For thirty years Emo has entertained audiences with his unique brand and sense of comedy and overall showmanship. Whether he is performing at a festival, concert or a corporate event, audiences are never disappointed by this dynamic, diverse and comical performer.

Emo will perform for the full Festival, excluding 7 & 11 July