Sho Madjozi is by far one of Mzansi’s most talented female artists. She has taken her career to a level that some only dream of.
From shows in New York to record breaking albums, Sho has done the most to solidify her career as an artist. At the ripe age of 26, and only having been in the game for a little over two years now, it is safe to say that Sho is killing it.
Sho is one of the only artists that rap over Gqom beats. She keeps her flow proudly Mzansi and does not define herself into any box.
Briefly.co.za highlights the fact that Sho is true to her culture. She always represents her Xitsonga culture through her use of language in her lyrics, as well as her style.
She is fearless and takes every opportunity by the horns. There is nothing that can stop Sho from breaking boundaries and showing the rest of the world that Mzansi’s got talent.
So, let’s take a little time to get to know our Mzansi rap queen a little better.
1. A woman of many tongues
Sho speaks and raps in Swahili, Xitsonga and English.
2. Our Rainbow Nation representative
There is no labelled her. Sho’s father is white and English speaking, and her mom is a 100% Tsonga woman.
3. Gurl got brains
She studied African Studies and Creative Writing at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States.
4. Not just a rapper
Aside from rapping, Sho is an extremely talented writer and actress. She has been writing and publishing poems since the age of 11. There is also a novel that Sho has written, but she is yet to publish it.
Sho is also an actress on the popular TV show on Mzansi Magic, Isithembiso, as well as a presenter on Nhlalala Ya Rixaka which she does in her home language, Xitsonga.
5. Rapping was not the initial plan
If it was not for Okmalumkoolkat, Sho would still be a ghost writer. He was the one that encouraged Sho to rap her own music and the reason we are blessed with her lyrical therapy, today.
6. The big break
Sho’s big break into the Mzansi Hip Hop scene, was thanks to Okmalumkoolkat. He gave her the opportunity of featuring on his hit single ‘Gqi’, and the rest is history.
7. International recognition, baby
A mere two years after her big break, Sho preformed at the Afro Punk Festival in New York. This year, she will be preforming at the Global Citizen Festival alongside Jay Z, Beyonce, Chris Martin and other big names.
8. Her inspiration
Thandiswa Mazwai interms is the one who inspired Sho’s musical and lyrical style. Her insane hair and use of raw language, is what got Sho.
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