10 Things You Didn’t Know About Sho Madjozi! Maya Wegerif who is famously known under her rap alias Sho Madjozi was born on 9 May in 1992.
She has been in the game for a little over two years now and is commended for representing her Xitsonga culture through her dressing and use of language. Sho Madjozi was encouraged by Okmalumkoolkat to start rapping.
The rapper is one of the most innovative artists in the game who is not boxed in by titles. She is one of the few rappers who raps over Gqom beats. Check out 10 facts about Sho Madjozi you did not know below.
1. Sho Madjozi fluently speaks and makes music in Swahili, Xitsonga and English.
2. The rapper was born in a mixed family with her father being white and her mother being a Tsonga woman.
3. She went to South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States to study African Studies and Creative Writing at Mount Holyoke College.
4. Besides rapping, she is a writer and a poet who became a published poet at the age of 11 and has a novel that she has not yet been published.
5. Sho Madjozi’s first attempt at being a musician was to be a ghost writer and was encouraged to rap her music by Okmalumkoolkat.
6. She became a prominent name on the SA Hip Hop scene after she was featured on Okmalumkoolkat’s hit single Gqi.
7. Just 2 years after dropping her first hit single, the rapper has performed at events like the Afro Punk Festival in New York and has been booked to perform at the Global Citizen Festival with big names like Jay Z, Beyonce, Chris Martin and others.
8. Sho Madjozi says that she was Inspired by Thandiswa Mazwai interms of her choice to use her vernacular language in her music and her hairstyles.
9. The rapper is also a presenter on Nhlalala Ya Rixaka which she does in her home language Xitsonga.
10. She is also an actress on the popular TV show on Mzansi Magic called Isithembiso.