Maya Christinah Wegerif better known as Sho Madjozi is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed musician who is known for her fun and colourful hairstyles and fashion that pay homage to her Tsonga culture.
Born in 1992 in Shirley Village, Limpopo and raised in half a dozen countries, Sho Madjozi has grown over the years to become highly successful.
Here is a look at Sho Madjozi’s net worth, career, endorsement deals and book, that have helped her build her fortune.
What is Sho Madjozi’s net worth?
According to several sources, Sho Madjozi’s net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million which roughly equates to R 26 million.
Sho Madjozi’s music career
Her extensive travels while growing up exposed Sho Madjozi to different cultures, languages and music from all over the continent which influenced her music.
While studying creative writing and African studies at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Sho Madjozi began writing poems under the pen name, MayaThePoet.
After returning to South Africa to continue her studies at the University of South Africa, Sho Madjozi started writing songs for other local artists.
Before long, she also composed her own music under the stage name Sho Madjozi. She gained popularity when she was featured in Okmalumkoolkat's hit songs- Ngiyashisa Bhe and Gqi.
She then embarked on a solo career and in 2017, she released her debut single, Dumi Hi Phone which helped her to shoot to fame.
Since launching her music career, Sho Madjozi who is known for her multilingual abilities has amassed a large fanbase across Africa, especially in the Swahili-speaking countries.
Her fame shot even further and she became an international sensation when she released her hit song, John Cena in 2019. The hit song piqued the interest of WWE professional wrestler John Cena, who endorsed it, making it even more popular. Sho Madjozi also appeared and performed at Kelly Clarkson's show, where John Cena made a surprise appearance.
Over the years, Sho Madjozi has won a good number of prestigious awards for her music including Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, South African Music Awards (SAMA), and the BET Awards.
She has also performed all over the world and worked with some of the biggest names in the industry both in South Africa and internationally.
Sho Madjozi's net worth has primarily grown as a result of her successful music career, and she has earned money through her performances, album sales, and royalties.
Sho Madjozi’s acting career
In addition to being a talented musician, Sho Madjozi is also a talented actress and has played a number of roles over the years.
She made her debut as an actress in 2017 when she landed a role in Mzansi Magic’s telenovela, Isithembiso where she played the role of Tsakane Mboweni.
Sho Madjozi’s endorsement deals
Sho Madjozi’s net worth has also been built from the endorsement deals she has secured with some big brands.
Over the years, she has worked with brands such as Nivea, Player Energy Drink, TRACE Mobile, and Nike.
Sho Madjozi’s book
Adding to her already long list of accomplishments, Sho Madjozi is also a published children’s author.
She released her debut children’s book titled ShoMa and the Stars in December 2022.
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