Zimbabwe Profiles Local,People Mai TT Biography| Age, Children, Husband, Career, Controversies, Conviction & Prison Sentence

Mai TT Biography| Age, Children, Husband, Career, Controversies, Conviction & Prison Sentence

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Mai TT, real name Felistus Murata, is a Zimbabwean comedian, singer, socialite and entrepreneur who has become a well-known figure in the entertainment industry.



Mai TT was born on April 17, 1985, in Zimbabwe. She is currently 37 years old, turning 39 in 2024.


Mai TT was born into a family of five children to Esther Murata and Edward Murata, a church elder. She attended Mufakose and Glenview High I schools and was in the AFM Church.


Mai TT has two children, daughters:  Felisha and Tanatswa (TT).


Mai TT started her career as a comedian and became popular for her hilarious skits that she shared on social media. She quickly became one of Zimbabwe’s most popular comedians, known for her witty sense of humor and ability to make people laugh.

She has also tried her hand at acting.  In 2020, Murata was cast for a role in the Tanzanian movie A Life of Regret but did not continue because of disputes due to lack of payment and maltreatment of artists.

Mai Titi’s Impact in the Music Industry

Felistas Murata, widely known as Mai Titi, has carved a distinctive niche in the music industry through her unapologetic storytelling and eclectic musical style. Her early ventures showcased a fusion of genres, and her rise to prominence stems from her ability to connect with audiences through relatable narratives and catchy tunes. Mai Titi’s notable releases, exploring themes of resilience and empowerment, have earned her recognition both locally and internationally. Collaborations with diverse talents, coupled with her evolution in musical style, reflect her versatility and enduring relevance. Despite facing challenges and controversies, Mai Titi’s impact on contemporary music and her role in challenging societal norms contribute to her lasting legacy as an influential figure in the dynamic world of music.

Baba Harare ft Mai Titi

Shantel Sithole ft Mai tt-Kadhanzi Kesvoto

Mai Tt ft Lazzie-Huya Undinyebere

Mai tt-Conquer

Mai Tt- Amen



On 9 April 2022, Mai TT married Tinashe Maphosa in an elaborate wedding ceremony. She made a grand entry after arriving on a helicopter at Royal Gates in Chisipite, Harare, with her daughters. The wedding was themed “the wedding of all time in the country” due to its glamour.

In an interview, she claimed that she had splashed close to US$100 000 (approximately R1.67 million) on her fairytale wedding. The event was graced by South African superstar musician Kelly Khumalo.

Mai TT Biography| Age, Children, Husband, Career, Controversies

From left Fifi, Tinashe Maphosa, Kelly Khumalo, Mai TT (Image Credit: Mai Titi Facebook)



She had her first marriage at the age of 18 and later said this affected her life because she was not mature to handle marriage.

Mai TT’s marriage to Tapiwa Mutikani resulted in the birth of their child, daughter Tanatswa Alisha Mutikani. However, the marriage ended acrimoniously after she accused him of infecting her with HIV.

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High Profile Relationships:

Mai TT is known for being outspoken and public about her relationships. She has been in several high-profile relationships, some of which have ended in controversy.

In 2019, Mai TT announced that she was engaged to her then-boyfriend, Zizoe Pamyk, a fellow musician. However, the engagement ended a few months later, and the couple engaged in a public spat on social media. She is on record saying Zizoe, real name Blessed Zingwe, used her for fame, as he wanted to boost his musical career.

Mai TT and Zizoe Pamyk in happier times [Image: Nehanda Radio]

She was later involved in another high-profile relationship with a Nigerian businessman, Charles Obina Ugwa.  However, the two later broke up.  She later got involved with a white guy by the name Chime, who was said to be based in England.



Mai TT is no stranger to controversy. She has been criticized for her outspoken nature, which has landed her in trouble with some of her peers in the entertainment industry and landed her in legal issues.


Court Cases

Mai Titi has been involved in several court cases throughout her career.


  • In 2020, Mai Titi took one of her colleagues Kristle Smasher to the Harare Magistrates’ Court, complaining that she incited her personal assistant, Morepower Masimba Gombe and Patricia Jeke, to suffocate her to death while on a hospital bed.
  • In October 2020, Mai Titi was ordered to pay $500,000 in defamation damages by the High Court to local home decor expert Memory Muyaka for calling her a prostitute, witch, and cultist on social media.
  • In November 2022, Mai Titi was sued for a massive US$250 000 by her US-based estranged husband, Tinashe Maphosa, for defamation.  This was after Mai Titi allegedly called her estranged husband “a serial liar, abusive, rapist and criminal who used the Defendant’s name to borrow money.” 


2023 Conviction For Theft Of Trust Property and 9-Month Prison Sentence

In June 2023, Mai TT was convicted for the theft of trust property and sentenced to serve an effective nine months in prison. The sentencing was delivered by Harare Magistrate Mrs Munashe Chibanda.

Mai TT was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, with six months suspended, on the condition that she does not commit a similar offence within the next five years. Therefore, the effective prison term amounts to six months.

In addition to the conviction for theft of trust property, Mai TT also faced consequences for defaulting on a previous community service sentence. Having failed to complete 105 hours of community service six years ago for a 2015 conviction, she was given an additional three-month prison term for this offence. In total, Mai TT was sentenced to serve nine months in custody.

Background of the Fraud Case

The fraud case that led to Mai TT’s conviction involved a series of events spanning several transactions. She had borrowed US$10,000 from a loan shark, using various items as collateral. Initially, she presented a hired Mercedes Benz vehicle as surety to the lender, Ms Rachel Mhuka. However, Mai TT later claimed that the Mercedes Benz did not belong to her and substituted it with an Audi Q5.

Subsequently, Mai TT replaced the Audi Q5 with an invalid passport as additional collateral. When Mhuka discovered that the passport was invalid, she confronted Mai TT, who promptly returned the second vehicle. In January of the following year, the police seized the car, acting on a report from Else Event Car Hire, alleging that it had been stolen. The company accused Mai TT of theft of trust property, leading to the subsequent legal proceedings.

Previous Community Service Default

During the trial for the fraud case, it was revealed that Mai TT had previously defaulted on a community service sentence eight years ago. Her lawyer requested a similar sentence in this case, highlighting her previous failure to fulfil the court’s requirements. The court took this information into consideration when delivering the final sentence.

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Mai TT’s November 2023 Release From Chikurubi Prison Following a Successful High Court Appeal

Mai TT was released from Chikurubi Prison after the High Court overturned her conviction and found her not guilty.

This decision came after Mai TT filed an appeal against her conviction and sentence in the High Court.

Following the appeal, the High Court overturned the Magistrate’s decision and declared Mai TT not guilty.

Speaking soon after the High Court ruling, Mai TT’s lawyer, Tafadzwa Muvhami, said:

“Felistas Murata, popularly known as Mai TT, had her appeal upheld by the court. She argued that the relationship between her and Rachel Mhuka, in which she owed US$10,000, was not one where, when she left the vehicle, it served as collateral. Additionally, the agreement between her and the complainant in the case, related to car hire, did not create a trust agreement or trust relationship, which was essentially an element of the offense.

Mai TT Biography| Age, Children, Husband, Career, Controversies, Conviction & Prison Sentence

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“So the State agreed with us in its submission. Mai TT has been acquitted by the High Court. Her sentence and conviction have been overturned. She will definitely be out to entertain her fans today or tomorrow.”

Mai Titi Responds to Wasu Relationship Rumours

Socialite and entertainer Felistas Murata, widely known as Mai Titi, has addressed circulating rumors about her alleged neglect of Wasu, a male friend who supported her during her 2023 prison sentence. In a firm statement, Mai Titi refutes accusations of abandonment, emphasizing her significant contributions to Wasu’s life, including providing a license. The ongoing social media debate surrounding their relationship dynamics prompts curiosity about Wasu’s response to Mai Titi’s allegations.

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