We recently attended Sho Madjozi’s TORO Music Video Screening in Parktown, Johannesburg on Tuesday 08 November 2022.
Sho Madjozi has come a long way from the two-room rondavel she called home as a child in South Africa.
Since making her debut in 2017, she quietly emerged as a global force renowned for head-spinning wordplay, ear-perking Xitsonga lyrics, and eye-popping colorful fashion. Powered by bangers like “John Cena” [2.6 million Spotify streams] and “Huku” [1.6 million Spotify streams], she took home “Favorite African Star” at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, “Best New International Artist” at the BET Awards, “Entertainer of the Year” from Forbes, and more.
She graced the global covers of magazines such as Elle, Cosmopolitan, and Bona.
Not to mention, she shared the stage with Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran at the 2019 Global Citizen Festival and joined forces with Diplo for a much talked-about Super Bowl party performance in the same year.
Plus, she met actor and WWE legend John Cena during a viral moment on The Kelly Clarkson Show.
In addition to widespread acclaim from Vogue, The FADER, Noisey, Billboard, BBC, OkayAfrica, and more, The New York Times praised how “She pays homage to her heritage while updating it for the moment, cutting across continents and genres.”
Now, she’s on her way to the forefront of popular culture worldwide on her own terms with new music such as TORO.