A Village Girl In Time Square

Sho Madjozi shines in New York!

By  | Mar 04, 2021, 01:03 PM  | Sho Madjozi  | Top of The

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Sho Madjozi's latest win is one for the books! The muso has just gotten a taste of what it means to be Time Square royalty and she could not be more proud of her success.

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The What A Life musician boasted about her achievement on social media and took it back to her childhood of being a village girl who lived in a two-room rondavel she called home, to now gracing the billboards of Time Square.
If that was not enough, Madjozi recently made the list as one of the 21 artists joining the #YouTubeBlack Voices Class of 2021. As part of their packages, these artists will receive support from YouTube as well as seed funding invested into the development of their channels, and participate in training and networking programs focused on production, fan engagement, and wellbeing.

"I made the YouTube Black Voices class of 2021! along with some super incredible artists from all around the world! What an honor," she said.

Her talent echoes far and beyond and has reached the states. She has without a doubt a very unique sound that millions of fans around the world appreciate. After being nominated for a BET Award last year in the category of “Best International Artist, this is what she had to say about her music.

“My music is loud. It sounds current, it sounds urgent. Ultimately, it’s a screenshot of life as a young African woman. Whether it’s asserting my independence, whether it’s talking about love, or lost love. I want to be remembered as someone who made it cool to be African and cool to be yourself, someone that presented new ways or different ways of being at this time. More than anything, I want a more equal future, where the colour of your skin or the village you happen to be born in does not have a significant impact on how far you can go,” said Sho Madjozi.

She recently was at loggerheads with Nigerian superstar Burna Boy. A few days before the BET Awards, Sho accused Burna of sabotaging her by having their collaboration with UK rapper Stormzy taken down from streaming services.

Responding to the whole saga she called him a bully and said she is not intimidated by him, "...he is a bully. It is that thing of gatekeeping in this industry, as if there can only be one African superstar on a global platform. I don’t believe in that at all, there is enough space for everyone," she said.
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