Sho Madjozi is one of the most of South Africa’s Inspiring rising stars.
The Tsonga singer is a poet, songwriter, and rapper. She has shared the stage with Janelle Monae, Chris Martin, Cardi B, and Shawn Mendes.
Sho Madjozi was one of numerous African stars who performed at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival in New York. She also made an appearance at the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 in Johannesburg along with Beyonce and Pharrell Williams.
Sho Madjozi music is one of those musicians that inspired Tsonga culture and language.
Sho Madjozi boastfully sings in her mother in indigine tongue and frequently performs the indigenous dance of Tsonga women.
Here’s a look at Sho Madjozi’s biography.
Sho Madjozi Age
Sho Madjozi is 27 years old. She was born on 9 May 1992. Sho Madjozi was born in Shirley Village in Limpopo’s Elim community. She has also lived in Tanzania and Senegal. Sho Madjozi can speak french and Swahili thanks to her travels.
Sho Madjozi Real Name
Sho Madjozi’s real name is Maya Xichavo Wegerif Christinah. Her stage name was inspired by Vivian Majozi, a character on hit South African soapie, Generations, played by actress Faye Peters.
Before hitting the big time, Sho Madjoz love to call herself Maya The Poet. While inquiring Creative Writing and African Studies at the Mount Holyoke College in America,
Sho Madjozi spent most of her childhood years traveling to different parts of Africa and America. She grew up listening to The Fugees, Oliver Mtukudzi, Sade and Konda Bango man. While studying in the US, Sho Madjozi became a published poet. Her poems dealt with her identity and politics.
After completing her studies, she returned to South Africa in 2016 and enrolled in the University of South Africa. She continued songwriting and soon began creating her own music. Sho Madjozi got her first real taste of fame when she featured on Okmalumkoolkat’s hit single, Ngiyashisa Bhe. They collaborated on another hit song
Sho Madjozi released her first single, Dumi iPhone, in April 2017. The song featured electronic dance duo PS DJz. One year later she dropped one of her biggest hits to date, Huku. The track was the lead single off her debut album, Limpopo Champions League. The album was released on December 2018 and was an instant hit. Sho Madjzoi won “Best Newcomer” and “Best Female Artist” at the 2019 South African Music Awards (SAMAs).
Her other big hits include Kona, Wakanda Forever and Idhom. Sho Madjozi’s songs have gained popularity worldwide. She was one of several African stars who featured on the Black Panther movie’s soundtrack.
Sho Madjozi Father
Sho Madjozi’s father is a Swedish man named Marc Wegerif. He is a charity worker which he travel to many countrues in Africa . Marc ran an NGO that assisted people with their land claim applications.
He took his daughter along with him on some of his travels. Sho Madjozi spent several years in Tanzania during her high school days. Her father worked for the global charity organization, Oxfam, in Dar es Salaam at the time.
Sho Madjozi Parents
Sho Madjozi’s father was married to her mother, Rosemary Phaweni. “My mother was a village beauty who fell in love with a white boy. She was tall and slender . She gets her love for culture from her parents.
“My father met my mother when he was laying low during the apartheid era. I was raised by people that loved who they are, and I spoke Xitsonga from the first time I could speak. My dad lived in the village and was a true village man. He spoke Tsonga, and for me he was Tsonga.
Sho Madjoz’s parents divorced when she was still young.
Sho Madjozi Boyfriend
Sho Madjozi was recently linked to KwaZulu-Natal artist Sjava. The musicians were spotted looking cosy at a music show shortly after the Durban July. Their fans were quick to label them boyfriend and girlfriend. Sho Madjozi set the record straight a few days later, saying she is just friends with Sjava.
“I know the picture that had people thinking we are dating. I had some glitter on my head, and Sjava was helping to remove it. But some photographer captured that moment. That’s a beautiful picture he took. I’m even thinking of printing and keeping it.
Sho Madjozi’s love life
Sho Madjozi’s love life is currently non-existent presently. She is busy lady concentrating on her career. The musician has date a few guys in the past, which lead to heartbroken.
She took a swipe at one of her ex–boyfriends during her acceptance speech at the SA Music Awards, 2019.
She revealed that while recording her debut album, she slept at her producer PH’s studios and was going through a “crazy heartbreak” at the time.
“For my now ex, who’s probably regretting… there’s a song on my album that I would like to dedicate to him. It’s track two on Limpopo Champions League; it’s called Idhom,” she said.
Sho Madjozi Hairstyles
Sho Madjozi is known for her colorful hairstyles. Like many children who grew up in the 90s, Sho Madjozi rock on Boom Shaka’s popular braid hairstyles.
Sho Madjozi John Cena
Sho Madjozi’s latest single “John Cena” inspires the American wrestler John Cena which has also inspired an international dance challenge.
gonna act rough like John Cena
Some gonna get buff like John Cena
We used to be cool
When I used to come through
Now you wanna act tough like John Cena