Known by many as the bubbly, energetic, colourful hip-pop rapper who can spit dope lines in Xitsonga, but is that really what she is all about? Who is Sho Madjozi really?



Sho Madjozi is Maya Christinah Xichavo Wegerif who is born and raised in Shirley village (in Elim) situated in Limpopo. She was born on May, 9th 1992. Most people are not aware but she is mixed race meaning she has interracial parents. She is the first born in her family and has a sister who is diagnosed with Autism.


Since from a young age, she has always dreamed of being an artist and it looks like all her dreams are becoming a reality. Sho Madjozi was nominated 4 times for a SAMA award and managed to win ‘BEST NEWCOMER’ at the 25th Annual SAMA awards which were held at the Sun City Arena in North West, June 1st.


Recently she also bagged a BET award for ‘BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT’ at the annual BET Awards held at the Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles, Sunday, June 23rd. Filled with joy and fulfilment, she took to Twitter to show her sincerest gratitude to those that voted for her.


Sho Madjozi was competing against Jok’Air, Nesly, Headie one, Octavian, AKA, and Teni for the category ‘BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT’ for BET


By: Makhaukani Chavalala


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