Garth Von Glehn
On Sunday, a number of performers, including Beyoncé and Usher, took the stage for the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100.
The festival, which took place in South Africa and was broadcast to millions across the world, also featured an incredible performance from up-and-coming rapper and poet Sho Madjozi, whose family was front-and-center to cheer her on.
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Madjozi might not be a household name just yet, but she’s surely set to take the world by storm.
Here are five things to know about the South African artist.
1 of 5 Garth Von Glehn
The award-winning director called the rapper's performance at the Global Citizen Festival "one of the highlights of my trip to South Africa." Madjozi also performed at the U.S. leg of the Global Citizen festival earlier this year.
2 of 5 Sho Madjozi
Madjozi's Limpopo Champions League is set to drop Dec. 14. She recently shared the tracklist for the upcoming album, which features her latest hit, "Wakanda Forever."
3 of 5 Garth Von Glehn
The South African artist initially planned to pursue politics before heading to Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts to obtain a degree in African Studies and Creative Writing. When she returned to South Africa, she thought of pursuing poetry and ghostwriting for other artists but realized "being a poet, financially, is not [easy]."
4 of 5 Garth Von Glehn
After performing at the U.S. leg of the Global Citizen Festival, Sho was star struck by the "I Like It" rapper, admitting, "I lost my mind."
5 of 5 Sho Madjozi
Madjozi has a role on Mzansi Magic’s Isithembiso as Tsakane Mboweni. The artist revealed that she initially audtioned for another role but "they created a role for my personality."
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