The past few weeks have been incredible for Sho Madjozi. She performed at the Global Citizen festival alongside acts like Cassper Nyovest, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell, Usher, Jay-Z, Beyonce and more, dropped her debut album ‘Limpopo Champions League’ and has performed countless sets throughout the festive season. Now, Apple Music has revealed that they’re shining a spotlight on the star this January as part of their New Artist Spotlight campaign.
Sho Madjozi follows in the footsteps of acts like Simmy, Dope Saint Jude, Darkie Fiction, A Year On Earth, Dutchkid, Emerger, Thandi Ntuli, The Big Hash, Diamond Thug, Sun-El Musician, Shekhinah, Shane Eagle, Elandre, Sketchy Bongo, Amanda Black, Babes Wodumo, Sipho The Gift, Johnny Cradle, Tholwana, Lucy Kruger, Moonga K, Josh Kempen and Alice Phoebe Lou who have previously been highlighted by the streaming service.
Naturally, Sho Madjozi is ecstatic about being chosen for this honour. “Wow what a time to be young, African and living in the time of Gqom! I’m so excited that the Apple Music team is as excited for this movement as we are. It’s an honor to be in their new artist spotlight. I’m so happy I could cry,” she tells us.
The star’s debut album features her Swahili smash hit single “Huku” which put her on high rotation on multiple radio stations around the country as well as her latest single ‘Wakanda Forever’ which features Nigerian artist Ycee – a song which celebrates Madjozi’s love for African heritage. The album also saw her work with South African rap luminary Kwesta on “Wa Penga Na?” and “Kona” – an exhilarating affirmation of her Tsonga culture verbalizes that Tsonga people belong everywhere.
‘Limpopo Champions League’ is now available to stream on Apple Music.
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