Sho Madjozi and Sjava are two South African musicians who are the embodiment of #ProudlySouthAfrican. Both of them do their thing in their native languages and are successfully embracing their roots.
Sho Madjozi and Sjava enjoy giving South Africa - and the world - fantastic music that doesn't fit the mould of what's expected.
They make music in their mother tongues, and it's paying off - both of them have scooped up prestigious BET Awards.
Sjava bagged the Best New International Act Award at the 2018 BET Awards, and Sho won the same award at the 2019 awards.
Sho and Sjava may have personalities that seem to be opposites of each other - Sjava seems semi-serious a lot of the time, and Sho is hardly ever without a wide smile - but they have one thing in common: they proudly embrace their roots.
Sjava does his thing in Zulu and Sho incorporates the Tsonga culture in her music.
If there's one thing we can learn from these two immensely-talented musicians, it's that we should be proud of our heritage and our place in South Africa.
It's like Sjava said:
"People want to be fake and try to be American in order to make it internationally, and I'm glad I got to show people that we follow our own things and our talent breeds culture."
Congratulations to Sho and Sjava on being Proudly South African and inspiring others.
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