Sho Madjozi Offers Bursaries to Female Producers

Sho Madjozi

In recent years there has been a massive focus on female empowerment and Sho Madjozi is part of the movement. With her “John Cena” hit the local rapper revealed her plan to do her part in changing the music industry by offering bursaries to empower upcoming female producers.

The rapper posted on Twitter about her part in helping female producers have the necessary educational tools. Here’s what she had to say:

“The technical side of music is so male-dominated & I’d like to see more women in that space. That’s why I’ve created a scholarship for a female producer to attend the Bridges Academy in Langa. The 5-month course starts in a few weeks…”

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About Sho Madjozi

South Africa born and raised in a small village in Limpopo, rapper Maya Christinah Xichavo Famo, professionally known as Sho Madjozi, is known as one of the best performers in Africa. The singer, songwriter, poet, and actress incorporates the Tsonga culture in her public image and her music.

Born in Limpopo, the rapper first appeared on the television show Mzansi Magic drama Telenovela Isithembiso where she played Tsakane Mboweni – a character passionate about student politics.

Sho Madjozi is unapologetically proud of her Tsonga culture and showcases it in her public image. Her Tsonga signature style can be seen in her performances where she wears a skirt called a tinguvu during the xibelani dance.

The singer/songwriter is also well known for her unique hairstyles which are influenced by the Fulani and Tuareg ethnic groups. During her breakthrough in the music industry in 2016, her hairstyles became a trend and greatly influenced young girls and women in South Africa and other parts of the world.


When Madjozi graduated high school in South Africa, she went abroad to study in the United States after receiving a scholarship opportunity at Mount Holyoke College. The college is part of the Seven Sisters whose main purpose is to provide women with an education that’s just as good as that offered by the Ivy League at the time when the Ivy League weren’t accepting female students.