The 26-year-old rapper and poet, born Maya Wegerif, is one of a handful of South Africans chosen to be part of the Global Citizen movement.
Known for rapping/singing in Tsonga – and for her Swahili hit song Huku – Sho Madjozi will share the stage with the likes of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Coldplay and Usher in December when the festival does the rounds in South Africa in December.
At the weekend she was the only African artist chosen to perform in the New York leg of the festival at the famous Central Park.
Carlos Alejandro from New Jersey in the USA tweeted about her performance, while Nigerian radio station The Beat 97.9 are tweeting about and playing the song she performed at the concert.
— THE BEAT 97.9 FM (@THEBEAT979FM) October 2, 2018
Saw this South African female rapper named Sho Madjozi at global citizen. That shit was tight
— Carlos Alejandro (@cartar1997) September 30, 2018
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 30, 2018
— #HukuMusicVideo (@ShoMadjozi) October 1, 2018
For those who want a sneak peek into what to expect at the South African leg of the Global Citizen Festival, here’s the electrifying performance: