Sho Madjozi Biography: Age, Husband/Boyfriend, House, Parents, Net Worth, Music Awards & Education

Basic Information

Stage Name:  Sho Madjozi
Real Name: Maya Christinah Xichavo Wegerif
Occupation:  Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Poet and Actor
Date Of Birth/Age: 9 May 1992 (31 Years Old)
Place of Birth:  Limpopo, South Africa
Gender:  Female
Nationality:  South African
Marital Status:  Single
Education:  College Graduate

Sho Madjozi Biography

Born on the 9th of May 1992, Maya Christinah Xichavo Wegerif, popularly known by her stage name Sho Madjozi is a prolific South African rapper, singer, songwriter, poet and Actor. She is famously known for her hit single “John Cena”, which saw her sing about the famous American rapper. She has performed on stage with top artists in South Africa and abroad. Her genre of music is rap which she does in English and her native dialect. She is known as well for her unique hairstyle, resulting from her Tsonga Lineage. She is known as one of the best performers in Africa due to the electric performance she brings at events.

Family & Beginnings

Culture, Sister, Father & Mother

Sho Madjozi, originally from Shirley Village, Elim in Limpopo, South Africa, is the daughter of Rosemary Phaweni and Marc Wegerif who both ran a Non Governmental organization that assisted people with their land claims. Her father is of European descent, while her mother is African. After her parents separated, she was single-handedly raised by her mother, with her half-sisters from her mother and father’s side.

Sho Madjozi has immense love for her Tsonga tradition and is not always shy to show it off; this is evident from the way she wears her hair and the traditional attire she wears for her shows sometimes.

Exposure and Traveling

She had the opportunity of travelling around the world because of her Father’s travelling nature; She travelled to Dar es Salaam Tanzania at a very early age. She also spent some time trading clothes at some Senegal markets to provide for the family. Music for her started at an early age. She fell in love with poetry along the line and developed her rap skills.


Sho Madjozi is a College graduate. After graduating from high school in Tanzanian, she attended Mount Holyoke College after getting a scholarship to study in Massachusetts. She entered and majored in Creative writing and African studies. She started writing poems while in college under the name MayaThepoet. The poems were majorly about politics, identity and race. After her studies in the US, she returned to South Africa and started her fellowship at the University of South Africa in Johannesburg. She started her music career by writing songs with other local artists and developed her act over time.

Musical Milestones

Sho Madjoz got her major break after collaborating with Okmalumkoolkat on the “Ngiyashisha Bhe” track, and the hit single Gqi. However, starting as a poet really influenced her rap skills because she could conveniently compose songs. She later released her debut single “Dumi Hiphone”, featuring PS DJz, released officially on the 28th of April 2017. The track was well received by the public and went on to top charts for days (although the song didn’t make it on the list of her debut album). She also appeared on the Gqom wave by DJ Maphorisa in 2017. She later released “Huku”, which is a track from her debut album in 2018, and the reception it got was massive. After then, she released hit songs, among which is “John Cena”, which gave her international recognition and has since gone on to perform on the world stage with top international artists.

Sho Madjozi Albums

Sho Madjozi, since her debut, has released a studio album that has ranked top since its release in 2018

Limpopo Champions League (2018)

This is her debut studio album, released officially on the 14th of December 2018. The album, since its debut, has gone on to get her various awards and recognition. The album was released under the Flourish and Multiply record label. The album housed songs like Huku, Idhom, Kona, Don’t Tell Me What to do, I mean that, among others.

Sho Madjozi Songs

Sho Madjozi, since her debut, has released more than ten songs and has a studio album. Here are some of her songs in no particular order

  1. – Sho Madjozi – Dumi HiPhone Featuring PS DJz
  2. –  Sho Madjozi – Huku
  3. – Sho Madjozi – Wakanda Forever
  4. – Sho Madjozi – Idhom
  5. – Sho Madjozi – John Cena
  6. – Sho Madjozi – Kona
  7. – Sho Madjozi – Don’t Tell Me What To Do
  8. – Sho Madjozi – I Mean That
  9. – Sho Madjozi – Going Down
  10. – Sho Madjozi – If I Die

Sho Madjozi Performances & Media Presence

Sho Madjozi, since her debut, has headlined and performed shows both locally and Internationally. She headlined Buyel’Ekhaya pan African festival in 2019. She also hosted a major festival for her fans in Zimbabwe. She also performed alongside Moonchild Sanelly at the Budweiser international event. Sho Madjozi also gave an electric performance at the A colours show. On the 2nd of December 2018, she performed at the Global Citizen Festival (Mandela 100), headlined by Beyonce and Jay Z. She has also performed at award ceremonies like the South African Music Awards (SAMA). She also had an electric performance at the South African Idols live stage in 2019. She has also performed at festivals in South Africa.

Sho Madjozi Relationships

Sho Madjozi is not married now, but she has been rumoured to be in a relationship with some South African celebrities, and she has denied any form of romance with them. Like every other celebrity, she tries to keep this aspect of her life as private as possible. However, she was recently rumoured to be dating Maps Maponyane.

Sho Madjozi Net Worth

Sho Madjozi’s Net worth is estimated between 100,000 dollars – 1 million dollars. This is calculated from payments for show performances, album sales, Money made from her Youtube views, endorsement deals, Properties and investments owned by her. The artiste is doing well financially and is one of the top artists in South Africa to reckon with.

Sho Madjozi Songs Download, Stream, Buy & Watch

Sho Madjozi’s songs from her album are available on all major platforms.

Sho Madjozi is one of the top South African Hip-hop artists who came to the music scene fully equipped. She has made that obvious with the hit songs she has been dishing out since her debut.

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