Limpopo’s very own Tsonga Queen, Sho Madjozi scooped big victory as Best New International Artist at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Sho Madjozi, known to her parents as Maya Wegerif, the Tsonga supernova of ‘Huku’ fame beat international heavyweights Teni (Nigeria), Octavian (UK), Nesly (France), Jok’Air (France) and Headie One (UK) for the coveted and public-voted award.
“For me, my story is a testament that you can be from any village in any forgotten part of the world and you can still be a superstar. For the girls that come from where I come from – Limpopo – you don’t have to change who you are to be big,” she said.
Later in the night, Sho Madjozi shared a sweet moment with rapper Cardi B in which the US star rapper congratulated her over her win. The Best International Act award was in the last two years won by SA artists DJ Black Coffee and Sjava.
The Limpopo rapper rubbed shoulders with Hollywood royalty such as John Legend, Tyler Perry, Rihanna, DJ Khaled, Mary J Blige and Taraji P Henson. Other South African stars who attended the star-studded event include Nomalanga Shozi, Thando Thabethe, Busiswa and Nomzamo Mbatha.
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