Sho Madjozi Biography
Full Name :
Maya Christinah Xichavo Wegerif
Stage Name :
Pen Name :
Date of Birth :
9th of May 1992
State of Origin :
Place of Birth :
Rosemary Phaweni (Mother)
Marc Wegerif (Father )
Net Worth :
$100,000 and $1 million
Social Media Handles :
Facebook: Sho Madjozi
Early Life and Education
Sho Madjozi’s real name is Maya Christinah Xichavo Wegerif and was born to a European father Marc Wegerif and a South African mom, Rosemary Phaweni, on the 9th of May 1992. She was bred in a Shirley village situated in Elim, Limpopo, South Africa.
At a tender age, her parents divorced but chose to move in with her mother. She has half-sisters from both her parents and due to her background, she is of mixed race.
Sho travelled a lot as a child with her father and has spent time in many African countries including Tanzania and Senegal. Thanks to her travels, she can speak both Kiswahili and French.
Sho Modjozi is an African musician that is proud of her cultural root. She cherishes the Tsonga culture and commonly performs in the traditional attire of the culture. She also performs the traditional Xibelani dance.
Apart from her traditional appearances, she also uses her Swahili to sing, incorporating it with the English language to appeal to a larger audience. Sho is a cultural woman and is well known for her hairstyles influenced by Fulani and Tuareng women.
Sho started her career as a poet when she would write poems on themes of politics, race and identity while she was in college. She wrote her poems using the pen name, ‘MayaThepoet”. In 2016, she started writing songs and began to create her own music, using the stage name “Sho Madjozi”.
Eventually, Sho rose to prominence after collaborating with rapper Okmalumkoolkat on the track “Ngiyashisa Bhe” and the hit single “Gqi”. In April 2012, she made her debut appearance as a cast on the Mzanzi Magic telenovela series, Isithembiso.
On the 28th of July 2017, Sho released her debut single,“Dumi HiPhone”, featuring disc jockey duo PS DJz. Although the song was received well by the public but didn’t make it to the final track listing of Sho’s debut album.
Sho continued making music, collaborating with top music artists. She appeared on DJ Maphorisa’s BlaqBoy Music Presents Gqom Wave in 2017, featuring on the track “Probleme”. Subsequently, in March 2018, she released another hit single from he debut album, “Huku“.
Apart from being a musician, Sho was also an ambassador for many brands. On the 27 of June 2018, Trace Urban South Africa signed her as their mobile paid provider Trace Mobile ambassador.
Her mother is of African descent while her Swedish father is of European descent. After her parents divorced at an early age, she was mainly brought up by her mother. Madjozi has a half-sister from her mother’s side. As Marc travelled regularly in particular regions of the continent, Madjozi had opportunities to travel with her father – she followed him to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania where he worked for the charitable organisation Oxfam while she was a teenager. She also spent some time in Senegal.
30 years (May 9, 1992)
Sho Madjozi Net Worth
Sho Madjozi is one of the richest South African artists. Her net worth is estimated to be between $100,000 and $1 million. All her wealth is calculated from payments for show performances, endorsement deals, properties and the investments she owns.
Social Media Handles
Facebook: Sho Madjozi