'It was never my dream to be a rapper': 5 surprising things we didn't know about Sho Madjozi

'It was never my dream to be a rapper': 5 surprising things we didn't know about Sho Madjozi

Rapper and poet Sho Madjozi has amazing skills and talent. However, her journey to becoming a rapper was full of twists and turns.

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In a recent interview with DRUM magazine, she revealed a few surprising things about her and her journey. Briefly.co.za brings you five of them below.

1. She never dreamed of becoming a rapper.

Madjozi, whose real name is Maya Wegerif, initially aspired to work for the African Union. She therefore travelled to Senegal to polish up her French. She said:

It was never my dream so maybe it was just meant to be.

2. She is business-minded.

The Dumi' Phone hit rapper designs and sells machangani-Tsonga-themed bags. Being an independent artiste has compelled her to diversify as much as possible.

3. Madjozi studied in the US.

The Limpopo-raised artiste has a degree in creative writing and African studies from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. She obtained it through a scholarship.

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4. She speaks French and Swahili

The multilingual rapper showcases her Swahili skills in her latest single, Huku. In addition to Sepedi, Tsonga, English, and isiZulu, she also speaks French.

5. She is making Tsonga look cool.

Madjozi is known for her eclectic cultural background. She is currently working on a documentary on the history of the Xibelani. She said:

I've been shunned for wearing an outdated Xibelani but for me, culture isn't static and it has to be made relevant or be used in a way that's comfortable for [us].

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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