Sho Madjozi whose real name is Maya Wegerif is a South African rapper, singer and songwriter born on May 9, 1992. She’s known to rap in Xitsonga, a language of Tsonga people and English language.
Early Life & Background
Sho was born in Limpopo province, north of Johannesburg
She had lived in both South Africa and Tanzania.
She can speak several languages such as; Swahili, IsiZulu, Sepedi, Tsonga, French and English.
She is of mixed race, her mother is of African descent while her father is of European descent.
Her father worked for an international development nonprofit which took his family to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
She obtained a bachelor of Arts degree majoring in African Studies and Creative Writing at the Mount Holyke College, United State of America.
Madjozi started out as a poet before she delved into being a rapper. According to the singer, she made mention that the poet had assisted her to better understand rhythm and made her very technical about her lyrical flow.
She rose to fame with her hit single “Huku” which gained massive airplay across the country.
She released her debut album “Limpopo Champions League” on December 14,2018. The album boast of features from the likes of Ycee, Kwesta, pH and Makwa.
She performed at Sonar, one of several dance music focused European festivals and at the Global Citizen Festival
She also boast of amazing performances with some A-list musicians in the world which include the likes of Shawn Mendes, Chris Martin, Cardi B and so on.
Sho madjozi was said to be dating Proteas star, Kagiso Rabad, a rumor which she denied while saying that they are just friends.
Awards & Nominations
Madjozi has won numerous awards which include:
BET Award for Best New International Act (2019)
South African Music Award for Newcomer of the Year (2019)
South African Music Award for Female Artist of the Year (2019)
She also got nominations such as:
Best African Song of the Year at African Talent Awards (2019)
Best International Act at 2020 Bet Awards
She got her stage name “Sho Madjozi” with inspiration from “Vivian Majozi”, a fictional character in the local soapie drama series “Generations”.
As a poet, she had also used the name Maya the Poet.
She has proved her versatility after taking up the role of Tsakane Mboweni on “Isithebiso”.
She is also a rapper with a good fashion sense.
South African Artiste, Sho Madjozi Net Worth Is Currently Estimated Between $1m -$5 million.