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Limpopo’s Golden Girl Sho Madjozi is Here to Stay

Sho Madjozi debut album “Limpopo Champions League”earned her two South African music awards this past weekend. Sho Madjozi is also nominated for best new international artist at the BET award.

As announced during one of her acceptance speech at the 25th annual South African Music Awards this past weekend, yesterday saw the release of multiple award winning Tsonga rapper Sho Madjozi new music video ‘IDHOM’. The track taken from her critically acclaimed debut album “Limpopo Champions League” is one long selfie video made with the kids from her hometown Shirley Village in Limpopo and it means “you’re an idiot.”.

The video is raw and shot on a regular day in her village. The music video is edited from a few continuous frames of youngsters passing a mobile phone to each other while  filming themselves and Sho Madjozi in and around the village. Directed by Sho Madjozi herself with DP by Garth Von Glehn and editor Lodewicus Thabang. Animation by PUKS.

 

 

Sho Madjozi’s Upcoming Local and International Show Highlights

Saturday, 8 June – VYV Les Solidarites Festival (France)

Friday, 14 June – La Magnifique Festival (France)

Saturday, 22 June – Mawazine Festival (Morocco)

Saturday, 06 July – Fact Durban Rocks (South Africa)

Saturday, 17 August – MOMA PS1 Warm Up (New York City, USA)

Saturday, 12 October – AFROPUNK Atlanta (Atlanta, GA USA)

Friday, 19 July – Sonar Festival (Barcelona)

30/31st December – AFROPUNK Joburg (South Africa)

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Hlulani Masingi

Hlulani Masingi, also known as Hlulz; is a young, vibrant and witty black South African Tsonga woman with a solid education and seven years media experience. She graduated at the University of the Witwatersrand with a Bachelors Degree in Media Studies and English Literature and Honours Degree in Media Studies and is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in African Languages and Linguistics in the Media at the same institution.

Born in Johannesburg and raised at ka-Mhinga, an underpriviledged village in Limpopo, Hlulani is a determined individual and regardless of her impoverished background, she has a variety of interests that include PR, Communications, Marketing and Events, her passion is Creative Writing. She has always had a strong thirst for knowledge and could already write the word ‘mother’ in her home language at the age of four. She started her first year of varsity at the age of 16. After working as an Online Editor from 2014 until 2017, Hlulani Masingi founded Shangazine – an online title focused on celebrating Xitsonga people’s traditional and contemporary lifestyle.

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