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South African Rapper and Poet, Sho Madjozi to perform at The Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100.

South African Rapper and Poet, Sho Madjozi to perform at The Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100.

The Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 which is the first Global Citizen Festival to be held in Africa, December 2nd, 2018 is a free, ticketed event and you can get free tickets by taking action with Global Citizen like taking actions that pressure world leaders to make commitments around the issues associated with extreme poverty, gender equality, food security, education, the environment, global health, citizenship, and sanitation. 

Global Citizen Festival: Mandela100 will be featuring some International acts and African artists too.

Some of the African acts to perform are Femi Kuti, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Cassper Nyovest, which we mentioned earlier

Today we will be talking about Sho Madjozi.

Sho Madjozi from South African, Maya Wegerif popularly known by her stage name Sho Madjozi, is a rapper and poet. She is known for rapping in her native tongue Tsonga, and for her Swahili house hit single Huku. She has featured in Okmalumkoolkat’s Ngiyashisa Bhe and Gqi, as well as DJ Maphorisa’s Probleme.

Wegerif’s early work was mostly spoken word, written under the alias MayaThePoet.

Race, identity, and politics play a common theme throughout her work, such as in her spoken word poem Sometimes it Pours. After her return from the United States, Wegerif started rapping under the alias Sho Madjozi, in collaboration with Okmalumkoolkat, most significantly being featured in the track Ngiyashisa Bhe and the hit single Gqi. She is significant for choosing to rap in Xitsonga and states that it is important to her to remain true to the language. She featured with Rouge & Moozlie on “Ay Baby” by MsCosmo. Her fashion is an important element of her work, with her colorful and vibrant outfits matching the carefree style of her rapping.

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On 2 December 2018, Global Citizen will host a festival featuring at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. Facebook (Global Citizen), Twitter (@glblctzn) and Instagram (@glblctzn) for updates.

Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Cassper Nyovest, D’Banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams & Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher, Wizkid
FNB Stadium, Johannesburg

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