Sho Madjozi Addresses Music Industry’s Silence – “Somebody Was Trying To Steal Me”
Sho Madjozi thinks taking time out on social media is important for mental health.
When she released her single John Cena in 2019, it became an instant hit across the country and quickly made its way to international platforms.
The singer and poetess Maya “Sho Madjozi” Wegerif (29) even entered Ellen DeGeneres Show where she received a surprise visit from wrestling legend himself, John Cena.
The singing was a fan favorite, and she later released her album titled What A Life featuring Limpopo legend Thomas Chauke, Russian Army, DJ Mfundhisi, Makhadzi and many more.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Sho Madjzoi has kept a low profile. She disappeared from the music scene and did not even attend the 27th South African Music Awards (SAMA) where she won the Sofnfree award for Female Artist of the Year.
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Speaking to social media, Sho Madjozi explains his sudden silence.
“Thank you to everyone who watched over me. I was dealing with pain and confusion,” she said.
“I found out that two people on my team were trying to steal, which led me to find out about all sorts of shady things they had been doing to block my opportunities for over a year.”
Without giving too many details, the Huku singer says she needed to take some time off.
“I won’t say that I’m completely fine. Swa vava because I come from afar with these people. But I liked taking time for myself and I have too many things to be excited about.
Since then, it has changed direction and evolved.
“I have a new direction, I’m cute, my new music sounds crazy and I can’t wait to release it,” she says.
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Sho Madjozi features on Tanzanian actress and singer Nandy’s single Kunjani.
“In the meantime, enjoy Nandy’s Kunjani clip with a Swahili verse from me (Konyagi’s).”
She advised people to take regular breaks from social media like she did.
“In general, I always strongly advocate long social media breaks. Social media is great, but I also find it extremely heavy and distracting. If you’re like me, fine. You are a sweet and living thing. We’re not really meant to be overwhelmed by a never-ending stream of interactions,” she says.
“How are you guys? What did I miss? Good news only, please. Because you know bad news spreads itself. What are the good things that happened? ” she asked.
“Mina, I miss making my leads long and connecting with people who share the loves of my heart; That is to say poetry, talking about Africa, etc. Maybe I’ll start posting @mayawegerif (her poetry Twitter page) a bit more.
Thanks to everyone who watched me. I was facing pain and confusion. I found out that 2 people on my team were trying to steal which led me to find out about all sorts of shady things they had been doing to block my opportunities for over a year.
— What a life (@ShoMadjozi) March 9, 2022