Sho Madjozi keeps Breaking Boundaries

With a distinctive rap and fashion style inspired by her Xitsonga language and culture, Sho Madjozi highly anticipated debut album, Limpopo Champions League was released on the 14th of December 2018.
 The album also features her hit Swahili language single “Huku”, which put her on high rotation, and ‘Wakanda Forever’, featuring Nigerian artist Ycee, which celebrates Madjozi’s love for African heritage. The album also saw her work with South African rap luminary Kwesta on “Wa Penga Na?”
 The song ‘KONA’, an exhilarating affirmation of her Tsonga culture verbalizes that Tsonga people belong everywhere, while the lively track ‘Don’t Tell Me What to Do’ is a fun rift of a carefree African girl. The album also features her hit Swahili language single “Huku”, which put her on high rotation, and ‘Wakanda Forever’, featuring Nigerian artist Ycee, which celebrates Madjozi’s love for African heritage. The album also saw her work with South African rap luminary Kwesta on“Wa Penga Na?” 

Madjozi whose real name is M8aya Wegerif grew up travelling the African continent with her father who worked for NGOs in countries like Tanzania, Senegal and beyond. This continent-wide upbringing has inspired her Pan African creative outlook and sound.

First, launching herself as Maya The Poet, Madjozi started out ghost-writing lyrics for other rappers. It was Okmalumkoolkat who encouraged her to rapherself and featured her on his hit single “Gqi”.

These days Madjozi is a headline act at high-level gigs across the continent and intentionally. Her recent performance at The Global Citizen Festival alongside international superstars like Chris Martin, Pharrell Williams, Ed Sheeran, as well as Beyonce and Jay-Z, confirmed her rising star.

Speaking about her selection as Apple Music’s first New Artist Spotlight for 2019 Sho Madjozi said: “Wow what a time to be young, African and living in the time of Gqom! I’m so excited that the Apple Music team is as excited for this movement as we are. It’s an honor to be in their new artist spotlight. I’m so happy I could cry.” 

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