Never in my lifetime has a performer of Tsonga descent seen such commercial success as Sho Madjozi. And, as someone who is part Tsonga and aware of the lack of representation of the more than 2.3 million Tsonga people on television and in music, she’s a gem to be cherished.
Although a trailblazer in her own right for taking Xitsonga music to the masses, the path was paved by many before her from the likes of Penny Penny to Esta-M. Born Maya Wegerif to a white father and black mother in Limpopo, Madjozi, 26, started as a poet before making the switch to music. Her first single, Dumi Hi Phone, released last year, became a national party anthem.
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