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Sho Madjozi scores international recognition

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Sho Madjozi is over the moon with all the wins she’s scooped since the beginning of the year and her recent win is a feature in the New York Times. 

Months back, Sho bagged a BET award for the best international act and also made this year’s Forbes Africa 30 under 30 list in July.   


The feature acknowledged that Sho was a force to be reckoned with in the African culture, as she’s known to be proud of her Tsonga heritage.

In a biography type interview with the publication, the Huku hitmaker explained that being Tsonga “wasn’t cool,” hence she saw the need to change that.

In it Sho also reflected on how she acquired her sound. “My early songs and poems were about asserting my independence as a young black woman in South Africa, and being rebellious.” 

She also added, “It was big for a woman to be talking about boys, about alcohol, about partying because Tsonga culture tends to be a little bit conservative.”

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