Sho Madjozi Biography: Age, Boyfriend, Net worth, Hairstyles, Awards
As a renowned rapper, it is attention-grabbing to know that Sho Madjozi is learned and has a university degree. She gained admission to Mount Holyoke College on scholarship in the United States of America. Here, she finished her Bachelor of Arts degree programme majoring in African Studies and Creative Writing. Sho Madjozi biography reveals all pertaining to her age, boyfriend, net worth, hairstyles, and more.
Birth name: Maya Christinah Xichavo Wegerif
Birthday: 9 May 1992
Current Age: 28 years
Birthplace: Shirley Village, Elim, Limpopo
Profession: Rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, and poet
Education and Qualifications: Degree in African Studies
Early Life and Career
Subsequent to her parents’ divorce as a young girl, Sho Madjozi was primarily raised by her mother. Madjozi has half-sisters from both her mother’s and father’s sides. While her father, Marc Wegerif, traveled recurrently in particular regions of the continent, Madjozi had a chance to travel with him. Following her high school graduation at the International School of Tanganyika in Tanzania, Madjozi gets a scholarship to Mount Holyoke College, USA to learn creative writing and African Studies. It is here that she starts writing poems under as MayaThePoet. Her poems contain politics, individuality, and race. Sho Madjozi later returns to South Africa. She takes up fellowship in studying at the University of South Africa, Johannesburg while planning to be a songwriter for local artists. She eventually commences rapping and composing music as “Sho Madjozi”.
Rise to fame
She rises to eminence after her collaboration with rapper Okmalumkoolkat on the song “Ngiyashisa Bhe” and the hit single “Gqi”. Sho Madjozi, the age of 24, in April 2017, makes her television appearance as one of the casts in the drama Isithembiso. She plays Tsakane Mboweni (a character passionately involved in student politics), for the initial season.
Trace Urban South Africa announces their affiliation with Sho Madjozi. This makes her the ambassador for their mobile pre-paid provider TRACE Mobile in June 2018.
On 2 December 2018, Sho Madjozi performs at the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100. The event was headlined by Beyonce and Jay-Z.
On 7 November 2019, Madjozi featured on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” to chat about the song. As she was performing, John Cena bolted from the blue to surprise her. The video of her reaction went viral, as she said it was a dream of hers to meet Cena himself.
Sho Madjozi’s reaction to John Cena
Sho Madjozi on her Tsonga culture
Madjozi uses a Tsonga signature style in relation to her music and fashion sense. She is impenitently proud of her Tsonga traditions and she frequently plays with traditional wear. Madjozi more often than not performs the native xibelani dance. She wears a skirt called a tinguvu around her waist when dancing. The writer Kenny Morifi-Winslow commented on the artist’s traditional wear, “I think there is an interesting transfer of energy when our favorite parts of public figures become the things that we hid from ourselves or tried to change.”
Sho Madjozi’s Hairstyles
The music sensation’s hairstyles are attributed to Fulani and Tuareg women. These ethnic hairstyles became a trend in different parts of Africa because of Sho Madjozi. “My braids represent Afro-futurism. The question is: what would a globalised young African be if she was not interrupted by the horror of colonialism and apartheid? My braids are the answer.”
Sho Madjozi Boyfriend
She once dated Adrian Groening, photographer and video producer. However, Madjozi kept the relationship under wraps and put her best effort into protecting her boyfriend from the media. After a while, Sho Madjozi was purported to be with Sjava. The two were spotted looking snug at a music show shortly after the Durban July. Sho Madjozi set the record straight a few days later. She mentions how they are just friends with Sjava after fans labeled them boyfriend and girlfriend.
Sho Madjozi calls out ex in her acceptance speech
After winning the award for “Female Artist of the year”, Sho Madjozi gives a speech that had tongues rolling. Madjozi did not have a speech primed and was taken aback by her win. She then went on to reveal that whilst she was recording the album she would sleep at PH’s studio. This is because she was “going through a crazy heartbreak at the time”. The singer went on to throw shade at her ex-boyfriend saying, “From my now ex who’s probably regretting [it]. Actually there’s a song on my album I would like to dedicate to him. It’s track two on Limpopo Champions League, “Idhom” . And to just top it off I think I’ll drop the music video for it at midnight today.”
Sho Madjozi Finds Love?
Could Sho Madjozi be dating to Kagiso Rabada (24)? The latter is a South African cricketer who is well known internationally. The two are all loved up at the NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago. Nonetheless Kagiso is reluctant to open up about their relationship and stressed that they are still in the friend zone.
In a 2019 interview, Sho Madjozi established that she was single and ready to mingle. “I don’t want to play hard to get anymore. I want to be with someone who I feel for genuinely.”
Awards and Nominations
2019 South African Music Awards
- Female Artist of the Year (Won)
- The Best Newcomer (Won)
- Best Music Video “Huku” (Nominated)
- The Best Kwaito, Gqom or Amapiano Album (Nominated)
BET Awards 2019
- Best New International Act (Won)
- Best Newcomer (Nominated).
- Best Female Southern Africa (Nominated).
- AFRIMA Video of The Year (Nominated).
- African Talent Awards.
- Best African Song of the Year (Nominated).
|Limpopo Champions League||
December 2018, Flourish and Multiply
(with PS DJz)
|“Huku”||2018||RISA Platinum||Limpopo Champions League|
|“Wakanda Forever”||2018||RiSA: Gold|
|“John Cena”||2019||—||Non-album single|
In a protracted thread, Sho Madjozi takes to Twitter to explain what happened to the remix of Own It by UK rapper Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, and Burna Boy which she was featured in. Sho Madjozi explained that she and Burna Boy were cool at the BETs. It seems that her efforts for the past year have made her his rival.
Sho Madjozi loses sister
2019 had been a good year for the singer. Unfortunately, it took a turn at the ending just before Christmas when she lost her sister. “I’ve had the most incredible year. But I don’t want to only share the wins and the successes with you guys, right now I’m experiencing the worst possible hurt,” she posted.
Sho Madjozi latest win..
Award-winning rapper Sho Madjozi adds an additional award to her mounting catalogue of achievements following her Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards (KCA) 2020.
Sho Madjozi Net Worth:
The prominent artist has unquestionably accrued a sturdy amount through her rap career and performing at various events. To date she is worth approximately R3 million. This comes from her tours, album sales, YouTube views and endorsements.
The South African Music Awards released the list of nominations for the 2020 awards and there was so much disappointment. The fans and artists are not happy and accuse the SAMAs of tribalism. Limpopo born artists in spite of producing some of the superlative hit songs are not on the nominees’ list. Master KG, Sho Madjozi and Makhadzi who are all hit-makers from Limpopo were excluded from the list of the nominated artists or songs.
Sho Madjozi Biography: Age, Boyfriend, Net worth, Hairstyles, Awards