Battle of the Bands

Sho Madjozi

October 12, 2019 6:40 pm
Maya Wegerif (26), better known as Sho Madjozi, is the new South African Queen of rap. Sho was born in the northern province of Limpopo to a South African mother and Swedish father. A village girl raised in a compound full of matriarchs, her stage name was inspired by Vivian Majozi, a fictional character on a long-running local soap. Musically, Sho experimented with different sounds, but found a good match in Gqom, the post-South African house style that has emerged as the country’s leading musical export.