Top 10 Fun Facts About Sho Madjozi 2020 – Sho Madjozi is a South African rapper and poet who has gained global relevance with her dynamic way of rapping in the Tsonga language.
As a talented young lady, she is making waves not only in her country but also in the international entertainment industry. A writer-turned-rapper, Sho is really enjoying her newly-found career with lots of passion infused into it. She is not just gaining ground, but global brands are also recognising her efforts.
- Sho Madjozi’s birth name is Maya Wegerif What is Sho Madjozi real name? Although she has come to be known by fans with the stage name “Sho Madjozi”, at the time of her birth, Madjozi was christened Maya Christinah Xichavo Wegerif.
2. Madjoz holds a degree in African Studies As a celebrated rapper, it is interesting to know that ShoMadjozi is educated and she has a university degree.
3. Her rise to prominence came after releasing her single “Huku” As a rapper and poet, Maya Wegerif’s rise to limelight came after she released her single “Huku” which, fortunately for her, became a hit track.
4. Apart from those, Madjoz has also released her debut album which is known as Limpopo Champions League back then in December 2018. In the album, she featured some guest artists such as Makwa, pH, Ycee and Kwesta.
5. According to Maya, the stage name “Sho Madjozi” is based on inspiration from Vivian Majozi. Vivian Majozi is a fictional character that has been running for a long time in a local soapie drama series known as Generations.
6. Her nickname is “Maya The Poet” Poetry is one thing that Maya Wegerif does without a struggle. At the time when she was fully engaged in this career, she used the nickname Maya The Poet. Back then, some of the themes that reflected in her work included politics, identity and racism.
7. There is no doubt in the fact that Maya Wegerif is multi-talented. This was proven after she took up a role on Isithembiso as Tsakane Mboweni. She performed the role of a radical student activist in the youth telenovela.
8. One of the things that motivated Maya Wegerif into rapping in Xitsonga is to fight the marginalisation that her people have been experiencing for long through the promotion of the Tsonga culture and language.
9. Because of her father’s work and the need to travel, at a tender age, Maya Wegerif had the privilege of travelling the continent. For instance, after her father got an opportunity to work for Oxfam, Maya had to travel with him to Tanzania. The time spent in Tanzania coupled with her stay in Senegal and studying in the US helped her to love and understand her continent and also shape her view of Africa.
10. The 27-year-old, who recently won Newcomer of the Year and Female Artist of the Year at the South African Music Awards (SAMAs) was nominated alongside artists such as: Teniola Apata (Nigeria), Headie One and Octavian from the UK, Jokair and Nesly (France) and our very own AKA. Sho Madjozi bagged first BET Award!