Sho Madjozi (born Maya Christinah Xichavo Wegerif) is a South African singer, rapper, songwriter, actress, and poet. She is among the fastest upcoming talents in South African.
She has performed alongside popular celebrities including Chris Martin, Cardi B, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monáe and The Weekend.
Sho Madjozi Biography
|Name||Maya Christinah Xichavo Wegerif|
|Age||27 years old|
|Date of birth||9 May 1992|
|Place of birth||Shirley Village|
|Occupation||Singer, rapper, songwriter, actress, poet|
|Other names||Sho Madjozi|
Her date of birth is on 9 May 1992 and her place of birth is Shirley Village, Limpopo Province. As of 2019, Sho Madjozi is 27 years old.
She studied at Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for her high school education.
Madjozi completed her Bachelor of Arts degree programme majoring in African Studies and Creative Writing at Mount Holyoke College on scholarship in the United States of America.
Her name of her mother is Rosemary Phaweni, an African mother and Marc Wegerif, a Swedish father. Madjozi is the only daughter and child of her parents but has half-siblings from both her dad and mum.
Her dad ran a non-governmental organization and traveled to different countries. As a teenager, she traveled with her father to many places like Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and Senegal.
Madjozi’s parents had their divorce when she was a young age and her mother solely took care of her afterward.
Behind every successful young and beautiful girl, there is a man. Madjozi has had much romantic life in the past but is currently focused on chasing her career.
During her acceptance speech in 2019 South African Music Awards, she threw a jab at one of her exes. She also dedicated the song “Idhom” to him and also stated that he could be regretting.
Awards and Nominations
- She won Newcomer of the Year in the South African Music Awards 2019.
- She also won the Best Female Album in the South African Music Awards 2019.
- Madjozi got a nomination for Best Music Video for “Huku” and Best Kwaito, Gqom & AmaPiano Album for Limpopo Champions League for South African Music Awards in 2019.
- She was awarded a BET Award for Best New International Act at the BET Awards 2019.
- She also got a nomination for Best Newcomer in the All Africa Music Awards 2019.
- Madjozi got nominated for Best Female Southern Africa.
- She was nominated for the AFRIMA Video of The Year in the All Africa Music Awards 2019
She released her first studio album on 14 December 2018 which she titled, “Limpopo Champions League”.
- Dumi HiPhone (ft PS DJz)
- Wakanda Forever
- John Cena
John Cena Video
During her performance on stage, John Cena entered through the back of the back. Upon seeing the big-time wrestling star, the audience and fans began to cheer more than usual but Sho remained unaware.
John Cena decided to give her a little dance and then she realized the presence of the person standing close and freaked out. “What do you mean? You said he’s not here,” she screamed.
They both then went on to share an embrace and talk about the song and its success.