In three years of her break into the industry, Sho Madjozi’s career has shot up to become one of the most sought after female rap stars in South Africa’s music industry.
In her interview with Cosmo SA’s Deputy Editor Noxolo Mafu, the Tsonga rap artiste speaks about her rise to fame, and her vision for the future.
Read excerpts below:
On how her career started:
“I was broke, and I realised I could write poetry and pretty much anything. I thought I could write raps as well. You know when you’re desperate?”
On creating her own sound and aesthetics:
As an artist, you can’t just do what already exists. Part of your job is to bring what’s next.
On using her local dialect Tsonga to make her music;
“I want to make music my cousins are going to dance to, even if it means I’m only popular in Limpopo. It’s really cool to have created a different narrative because no-one ever stays in my village. I’m lucky that no-one believed in me at that stage because then I might have gone into a record deal too early or compromised my sound.”
Read the full interview on www.cosmopolitan.co.za
Talent: Sho Madjozi
Videography: Lufuno Ramadwa
Photography: Tarryn Hatchett
Fashion: Cleo Marcopoulos and Clare Robertson
Style Assistant: Amber Barker
Hair: Princess Ndlovu
Makeup: Orli Meiri au
By Sarah Oyedo