- Sho Madjozi is very proud to be representing South Africa overseas
- She is also happy that Africans can be seen as equals by the rest of the world
- The musician has been doing superbly well in her career and the hit track, John Cena, has seen her reach new heights
Sho Madjozi was recently featured in the American publication, Billboard, and she opened up about representing South Africa abroad.
According to TimesLIVE, Sho said that seeing a South African make it big overseas makes a difference to the self-esteem of others who look up to them.
"It makes a big difference if you see Trevor Noah becoming a success internationally or Black Coffee.
"It does a lot to people’s self-esteem, like, ‘Whoa, finally these people see us as equals’. It makes a lot of Africans proud and happy when they see you getting that recognition. It’s hard to tell people, ‘Be proud of yourself,' if the rest of the world is like, 'But you ain’t sh*t'."
Briefly.co.za gathered that Sho admitted she has been working very hard to get to where she is today.
When she performed her track John Cena on the YouTube channel, Colors - which introduced the world to the song - she just did her thing.
"I just went to Colors and performed. The responses that came after that I did not expect. I am glad that people are finally giving me props as I have been hard at work, pushing myself to get where I am today. But I believe that globally I am still on the come-up."
Colors is based in Germany and has a wide reach all over the world. Their motto is "All colours, no genres", and is a platform for artists to show what they've got. Instead of putting musicians in genres, they are associated with a colour.
The Billboard report didn't sit well with Sho's fans though. Or at least, the story's headline rubbed them the wrong way.
According to the headline, Sho landed her viral hit thanks to the wrestler's fame entirely - her followers quickly spoke up on social media.
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