Sho Madjozi at the 2019 BET Awards. Picture: Reuters
Sho Madjozi at the 2019 BET Awards. Picture: Reuters

WATCH: Sho Madjozi bags BET award

By Entertainment Reporter Time of article published Jun 24, 2019

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South African rapper Sho Madjozi bagged the Best New International Act prize at the annual BET Awards held the Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles on Sunday, June 23. 

The 27-year-old Limpopo-born star was up against Jok'Air, Nesly, Headie One, Octavian and Teni.

"My story is a testament that you can be from any village, in any forgotten part of the world and you can still be a superstar. For the girls that come from where I’m from which is Limpopo, I just want to say, you don’t have to change who you are, you can still be big," said Madjozi during her acceptance speech.

You guys voted for me and we did it!!!!! THANK YOU 😭😭😭🙏🏽 Best new international act!! ⭐️ #BETAwards pic.twitter.com/9rZAFGKJ17

— #LimpopoChampionsLeague (@ShoMadjozi) June 24, 2019

Congratulatory messages flooded in as Mzansi celebrated with the star.

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%%%twitter https://twitter.com/ShoMadjozi?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ShoMadjozifor @BET Best New International Act and for making us proud 🇿🇦 so proud to be Tsonga right now. @BET_Africa pic.twitter.com/T0wnGhph01

— M R F I N E S S E 🌍 (@WorldwideCream)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/ShoMadjozi?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ShoMadjozi!!!! A BET WINNER!!!! pic.twitter.com/Q7uY0pet10

— DrMusa (@DrMusaMthombeni)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/BETAwards2019?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BETAwards2019represent girl 😭😭✌✌THE TSONGA village girl from LIMPOPO pic.twitter.com/ENIOUewLG7

— Twarisani Rikhotso (@TwarisaniR)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/ShoMadjozi?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ShoMadjozi- You definitely deserve this one for your talent, passion and always staying true to your essence👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾🇿🇦 #BestInternationalAct #BETAwards pic.twitter.com/brf5VVlaDi

— Maps Maponyane (@MapsMaponyane)

Iyhaaa!!! Congratulations Maya!

— Given Mkhari (@MkhariGiven) June 24, 2019

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— Sir. Good (@Malcolm__Good) June 24, 2019

I just literally shouted out loud.. "Iyaaaa"

🔥🔥🔥🙌 Thank you @ShoMadjozi and Congratulations 🙏 pic.twitter.com/NlpBhHfeiX

— Meneer Jama ♚ (@realDANITO) June 24, 2019

The prestigious event kicked off with a performance by Cardi B, who was in the lead with 7 nominations, picking up two awards for her debut album “Invasion of Privacy”.  

The BET Awards recognise winners across 20 categories in a “celebration of black culture.”

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