South African rapper, singer, and songwriter Sho Madjozi has made a splash in 2019. After the release of her latest single “John Cena,” the artist has sparked an upbeat dance challenge and a special shoutout from Mr. Cena himself.
Premiering via her COLORS performance last week, “John Cena” became the number one trending video YouTube thanks to her high-spirited instrumentation and dynamic lyrics.
Her popping pink dress with fuschia feathers trimmed along the bottom match her pink braids and Nike kicks. With a contagious smile that can turn to a stank face real quick, the artist’s entrancing electronic beats paired with her irresistible melodies make Madjozi a standout. She weaves in her dance moves from start to finish paying homage to her Xitsonga lyrics.
Recently gracing the cover of the July issue of Cosmopolitan SA, she was also featured on South African rapper and producer phH Raw X’s latest single “Ibeballinho.” Madjozi dropped her 13-track project in 2018 ‘Limpopo Champions League’ featuring the sounds of Makhadzi, Kwesta, Makwa, Marioo, Aubrey Qwana, pH Raw X, and Ycee. She also won Newcomer of the Year and Female Artists of the Year at the 2019 South African Music Awards.
Her big wins and catchy single caught the eye of the real-life John Cena who crowned her a legend on his Instagram account.
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The award-winning entertainer will perform at AfroPunk in Atlanta, GA (Oct. 12) after her two live sets in September and October in South Africa.
Watch below Sho Madjozi electrify during her Colors Studio performance and some of the best clips from the #JohnCenaChallenge below.
Guys what’s happening!?!?!? I can’t see who just posted me !!!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/8t05fwQJZM
— What a Life (@ShoMadjozi) August 17, 2019
One million views!!!!!! 🎉 🎉🎉🎉 Thanks for watching #ColorsxShoMadjozi 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 shoutout to @dwpacademy !!! Shoutout to @colorsxstudios for allowing us to do our thing 🤗🤗🤗 Which crew are youuuu???? #JohnCena pic.twitter.com/wECYHMI6kK
— What a Life (@ShoMadjozi) August 21, 2019