Sho Madjozi Is Back

Today is a big day for her.

By  | May 09, 2021, 06:00 AM  | Sho Madjozi  | Top of The

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Rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, and poet Sho Madjozi whose real name is Maya Christinah Xichavo Wegerif, turns 29 today. Sho Madjozi is one of the fastest rising stars who's also shared the stage with the likes of  Chris Martin, Cardi B, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monáe, and The Weekend.

Proud of who she is, her music is inspired by her Tsonga culture and language. She proudly sings in her mother tongue and regularly performs the indigenous dance of Tsonga women wearing a Xibelani skirt.

She's quite the cheerful individual that everyone adores and wishes to emulate especially when it comes to her bright and colorful hairstyle. However, Sho Madjozi is not one to be messed with especially when she's provoked over nothing, she will quickly show you the front door.

As Sho Madjozi has another year added to her life, let's take a look at the times she set the timeline ablaze.

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Sho Madjozi and Burna Boy's beef

Sho Madjozi was not going to let Burna Boy off the hook that easily. Sho said she was not intimidated by Burna Boy and even called him a bully.

A few days before the BET Awards, Sho Madjozi accused Burna Boy of damaging her chances of winning by having their collaboration with UK rapper Stormzy taken down from streaming services.

Sho claimed the song was taken down because Burna Boy saw her as a threat after the two were nominated in the same category of Best International Act at the BET Awards.
Burna Boy however denied any foul play and dragged Sho Madjozi for trying to create beef where there was none.

Bonang throws shade at Sho Madjozi 

Ever since she won a spot in the #BaseHottestMCs, people had been going back and forth debating whether Sho Madjozi had earned the spot to be called an MC or not. 

Bonang Matheba even called for the panelist to come up with a better list. When Sandile Booi tweeted “Is Anatii a Rapper?” Bonang Matheba tweeted something that came across as shade to Sho Madjozi.

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All of Sho Madjozi's wins

Sho Madjozi's John Cena song went on to become a huge hit and put her on the map. According to John Cena, Sho Madjozi 'did the impossible' by also starting The John Cena Dance Challenge.

We thought that would be one of Sho’s biggest accomplishments, but she proved everyone wrong by winning more accolades.

Sho Madjozi added another major win to her long list of achievements by being selected as one of the 21 artists joining the #YouTubeBlack Voices Class of 2021.

On the back of hits like “John Cena” which had 2.6 million Spotify streams and “Huku” which had 1.6 million streams, she took home “Favorite African Star” at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards after having been nominated along with the likes of AKA, Nomzamo Mbatha and Somizi Mhlongo

She also won “Best New International Artist” at the BET Awards, “Entertainer of the Year” from Forbes, and more. She was nominated once again, for the second time, for a BET Award in the category of “Best International Artist.

Sho Madjozi on losing her sister

Sho Madjozi suffered a great loss when she lost her sister Makhananï Maganye in a car accident in 2019. When she took some time off work to grieve, she wrote that she needed to accept that her sister was no more and that she felt powerless.
"I don’t know how many times I will have to push this same rock up this same hill. Every day I think OK I’ve accepted it, then I wake up the next day and it’s like I’m being introduced to the news all over again," she said.

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