Battle of the Bands

Sho Madjozi

Joburg
December 30, 2019
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.