Hip-hop star on the rise

• By Martha Nangombe

HOT on the heels of her trailblazing hip hop song ‘Gang’, Simaneka Matheus, known by her stage name Ms Iverson, has been selected to become the face of sprinter Christine Mboma’s clothing line.

Her selection signals how far she has come in a genre dominated by male artists and represents female rap artists’ emergence.

The young rapper launched her first extended play (EP) last year, It’s Whatever,, which piqued the interest of Olympic medallist Mboma, leading to a collaboration on the Mboma Streetwear.

Matheus (19) is a student at the University of Science and Technology, where she is studying accounting.

“My musical adventure began at a very young age and started as a pleasant hobby, but as time passed, I realised it was something I wanted to do in the long run.

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