Lady May Africa Biography: How The Vocal Godess Built Her Brand

Get to know Lady May Africa

By  | Sep 23, 2021, 02:31 PM  | Lady May  | Top of The

LAdy May Africa, Namibian Musician
Lady May Africa is a household name in Namibia who is famous for her funky outfits and distinctive vocals. 

She has not only made a name for herself in her home country but has also performed all over Africa and even across the globe. 

Here is what you need to know about this singer we all love.

Lady May's Real Name

Lady May’s real name is Martha Namundjebo. 

She goes by the stage names – Lady May, Lady May Africa and Crazy Lady May. 

“Crazy Lady May is just a name the fans gave me because they say I am crazy on stage, so I just had to accept the name. But, I’m Lady May, but I’d love to trademark Lady May Africa. In the future, that’s the full name I’d want people to call me – Lady May Africa, because I am African” she told Vlogger This Entertainment Namibia.

Lady May Age

The star was born on December 20, 1986 in Angola. She later moved to Namibia where she started her singing career. The African star is 34 years old.

Lady May was raised by her grandmother and aunt, whom she says taught her a lot of traditional and cultural values. Her parents died when she was still very young.

Lady May's Boyfriend 

Over the years, Lady May has managed to keep her love life a private affair. She says people must make it a habit not to advertise their private life too much.

However, she revealed that she would someday love to walk down the aisle and have a white wedding. 

Lady May Joins Big Brother Africa

Lady May represented Namibia at the seventh season of Big Brother Africa. Recently tweeps attacked her stay in the show terming her as bitter. They also said that she would not talk to anyone since she spent her time working out. 

Lady May's Music

Lady May loved music from a young age. She says she was exposed to traditional music in her childhood. 

At age seven, she was already leading a musical group in her home village. The group used to perform traditional songs and traditional dances. 

Though she loved traditional music, moving to the city exposed her to contemporary pop which she fell in love with. After moving to Windhoek, she started listening to big artists like Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, and Brenda Fassie who, she says, shaped her music.

Unlike other artist’s success stories, Lady May won her first award before releasing her first album in 2005. The hit single called Lady for life won her the first award - the Sanlam-NBC Music Award.

Her Star would continue to rise following her next album released in 2006 dubbed Come and Get me. It is this album that gave her airtime in local stations and much-needed stardom. One of the songs in the video, Chokola won her the Best Dance Video award at Channel O Music Video Awards in 2008.

She released her third album 'Pink Chocolate' in 2009.

Her next album was released in 2011 and it made her the first Namibian to release her album in South Africa. Staying on-brand with her name and character the album is called 'I AM: African Goddess'. 

She has released two more awards in 2013 (Crazy Desires) and 2019 (Unbroken) respectively.

Lady May’s Sound

Lady May says her music is a mixture of her traditional sound with a modern twist. 

“ I don’t really have a specific name for my music. I can’t say I do RnB or I do Afro Pop,” she told Miss Naa of Y FM in Ghana. 

“ I am very fearless when it comes to sound. I like trying out different sounds as long as it makes you move,” she explained.

Lady May Joins the Gospel Industry

'Privileged' is one word that can be used to describe the generations who have experienced the transition of Lady May.

Yes, Africa’s crazy singer transitioned to Gospel songs. Her 2019 album was the first under the category gospel singer. She is currently signed under Dnaff Entertainment.

Lady May New Video

Lady May dropped visuals for her hit song Lamb Of God featuring D-Naff. The video has received glowing reviews from her fans who love it. The music video was released on Good Friday.

Many complimented her visuals and hailed her for releasing the music video in a time when the country was going through ups and downs. Lady May is undoubtedly one of the country's greatest musicians. She knows how to entertain the masses and bring in some positivity and as always, homegirl doesn't disappoint. 

Lady May Forms Nam Gospel United Band

Lady May Africa, Jericho, Maranatha and Dnaff came together to form the Nam Gospel United Band. According to the artists, the purpose of the band is to maintain peace among artists.

The group released their first single, We Pray which is a hit with over 40000 views.

The band performed at the #MTC081Every1HopeConcert on 6th September 2021.

Crazy Lady May Record Label 

The musician owns a record label called – Crazy Lady May record label (CLM). 

“I’m currently signed to Crazy Lady May record label. It is an independent record label. Obviously, I’m looking forward to working with other bigger record labels in Africa and beyond,” she told This Entertainment Namibia. 
The award-winning singer says she would love to sign more artists under her label in the near future.

“I’m not really looking into signing artists right now. I still have to build the strength of the name and then once everything is in place, I’d love to sign upcoming artists and just help them reach their dreams and make their dreams a reality. It’s all about giving back,” she added. 

However, following her move to join the gospel industry where she is under a new record label, Duff Entertainment.

Lady May Awards

The Tiger Ambition hitmaker has won awards. Her first album Kamaali saw her walking away with the Best Female Artist award at the 2004 Sanlam-NBC Music Awards. 

She has also won two Channel O Music Awards for Best Dance Music Video. She won the Channel O awards in 2008 and 2009. 

Apart from winning awards, Lady May has shared the stage with renowned musicians in Africa.

In 2012 she shared the stage with the likes of South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela and Ghana’s top musicians at the African Legends Night concert

Lady May’s Achievements

She was the first Namibian to record an album in South Africa.

In 2009, she performed at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin.

Lady May Collaborations

Award-winning artist Gazza collaborated with Lady May on a song called Money

The songstress was also featured by PDK and Bojo Mujo. 
Her latest and greatest collaboration is with D-Naff in her song Lamb of God.

Lady May Cars

Lady May prefers getting around town in expensive cars and motorbikes. The songbird was involved in an accident while on her motorbike in 2015. She was hit by a delivery truck and was rushed to the hospital after she suffered a lung injury. 
She has since bought herself a luxurious car. Her dream car is a Rolls Royce. 

The young female artist is looking at producing more great hits for her fans and there's no stopping her. 

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