Sho Madjozi is a star. There is no denying that. Ever since she burst onto the scene with her breakout hit ‘Huku’, she has transfixed local and international audiences. She has brought her unique yet proudly South African style and approach to her music which saw her perform at the Global Citizen festival late last year, winning two massive South African Music Awards in the Best Female and Best Newcomer categories this year and now, she’s bagged the prestigious BET Award in the Best New International Act category.
The star beat out competition from the likes of Headie One and Octavian from the UK, Teniola Apata from Nigeria and France’s Jokair and Nesly to clench the win for an album which has done incredible things since its release seven months ago.
In her acceptance speech, the singer said that “My story is a testament that you can be from any village and any forgotten part of the world and you can still be a superstar.” She adds that “For the girls that come from where I’m from, which is Limpopo…I just wanna say you don’t have to change who you are – you can still be big.”
Watch her acceptance speech here:
AFRICA AFRICA AFRICA! STAND UP FOR @SHOMADJOZI BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT #BETAWARDS Shoutout to our sponsors @RussianBearSA and @Vodacom #MyMuze. Tune in now for the live show or catch it again Monday 24 June at 8pm CAT pic.twitter.com/xDLT0Z7puq
— BET Africa (@BET_Africa) June 24, 2019