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|Stage Name:||Shudufhadzo Musida or Abigail Musida|
|Real Name:||Shudufhadzo Abigail Musida|
|Occupation:||Model, Beauty Pageant Titleholder, Author|
Date Of Birth/Age:
|18 July 1996 (27 Years Old)|
|Place of Birth:||Ha-Masia, Limpopo, South Africa|
|Education:||University of Pretoria
University of Witwatersrand
Shudufhadzo Abigail Musida is a South African model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss South Africa 2020. She became the second titleholder from the province of Limpopo (after Bokang Montjane). Musida is the first title holder whose first language is Venda. She was selected to represent South Africa in Miss World 2022. She is also the first bald woman to win Miss South Africa.
Musida is a dedicated advocate and spokeswoman for mental health awareness and empowering women and children. She made the top 40 in the Miss World 2021. Shudufhadzo is the author of a Children’s book titled “Shudu Finds Her Magic.” The book was published by Jacana Media in six different languages, including Afrikaans, English, Sesotho, Venda, Xhosa, and Zulu. The book also features illustrations by Chantelle and Burgen Thorne.
As a mental health advocate, Shudufhadzo Musida told Global Citizen, “The biggest thing in prioritizing mental health is prioritizing mental health education. It is the entry point to removing the stigma that stifles sustainable development.”
Shudufhadzo Abigail Musida was born in Ha-Masia village, Vhembe District Municipality, Limpopo, South Africa, on the 18th of July, 1996. She turned 27 years old on July 18, 2023. She graduated with an honours degree in International Relations from Wits University. She published the book “Shudu Finds Her Magic” a little later. Talking about the response to the release of the book, she said, “The response and interest to the news that I had written a book have been phenomenal. I am over the moon that it is now available this week.”
Miss SA Title
Hosted by Nomzamo Mbatha, the Miss SA beauty pageant was held on 24 October 2020 at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town. The judges of the competition of the beauty event were Zozibini Tunzi, the reigning Miss Universe; Peggy-sue Khumalo, Miss SA 1996 title holder; Anele Mdoda, Leandie du Randt, and Kim Engelbrecht. Shudufhadzo appeared among Lebogang Mahlangu, Thato Mosehle, Melissa Nayimuli, and Natasha Joubert as part of the Top 5 of the beauty pageant. She later made it into the Top 3 with Thato Mosehle and Natasha Joubert. Shudufhadzo emerged as the winner of the pageant, while Thato Mosehle was the first runner-up position, and Natasha Joubert was the second runner-up place.
The exact estimate of Shudufhadzo Musida’s net worth is unknown to the general public. After winning the Miss SA pageant in 2020, she emerged with prizes worth around R3 million. Through the years she is believed to have made more money through the years.
As the winner of Miss SA 2020, she was given access to a fully furnished and luxurious apartment at Central Square.
After emerging as the winner of Miss SA 2020, Shudufhadzo got a Mercedes Benz C200 Cabriolet. She’s been cruising with the car since.
Shudufhadzo Musida’s boyfriend is unknown because she keeps details about her relationships private. She was once rumoured to be dating a white man while on vacation after Musa Khawula posted a later-deleted tweet with the caption, “Shudu is on vacation in Europe as she introduces her white boyfriend.“
There isn’t much information about Shudufhadzo’s father. However, she lives with her mom, who helped raise her. Her mother, Thandi, is a real estate agent. She taught her to value her Venda heritage and enjoy the traditional Venda cuisine.
Shudufhadzo’s height is 1.74 m (5 ft 8+1⁄2 in).
Shudufhadzo Musida once spoke about gaining weight: “I gained a lot of weight in the space of one month, and I just couldn’t continue. I lacked self-esteem and decided I should just let it go.”
Shudufhadzo has one sibling. She and her younger sister were raised by their mom.