South African rapper, Sho Madjozi has made history as the first black african to sign on to Sony Music’s Epic Records.
The move sees the popular South African rapper join the likes of Future, Fifth Harmony, J Hus and a host of other high profile artists on the prestigious label.
Announcing the news with a beautiful picture of her smiling self on her twitter handle, Sho Madjozi wrote, “You’re looking at the newest signee at Epic Records US!! lyah”
You’re looking at the newest signee at Epic Records US!! Iyah 🤗🔥📝 pic.twitter.com/KcMImRXeDm
— #SenaAla (@ShoMadjozi) June 30, 2020
A proud South African, Sho gained international status through her viral song, “John Cena” in 2017. Her songs are a vibrant mix of Xitsonga, English and even Swahili.
Although her lyrics aren’t purely in English, the energy and rhythm calls to all.
In 2019, she won the BET Best New International Act Award allowing her to rub shoulders with a number of male musicians in the world of rap.
Talking about her new deal, Sho sent a tweet saying, “Thank you guys for all the love. Did so much stuff all by myself it feels good to finally have a music family #TeamEpic”
This is a chance for more African artistes to enter center stage. To propel Sho higher, Epic and Sony Music Entertainment Africa will be working closely together to promote Sho and her music.