Sho Madjozi – Biography, Real Name, Age, Songs, Albums and Net Worth

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Sho Madjozi, (born 9 May 1992) whose real name is Maya Christinah Xichavo Wegerif, is a South African actress, songwriter, and rapper. She is rated as one of the best music performers in Africa with her song “John Cena,” which brought her to the limelight of music on the international stage. She is a poet and has featured in many movies in South Africa.

Sho Madjozi

Sho Madjozi Biography

Sho Madjozi, whose real name is Maya Christinah Xischavo Wegerif, was born on the 9th of May, 1992, in Shirley Village, Limpopo, South Africa, to a European father, Marc Wegerif, and a South African mother, Rosemary Phaweri. Her parents got divorced at her teenage age, and she had to stay permanently with her mother. She has half-sisters from both parents and is of mixed race due to her parent’s nationality. While growing up, she traveled with her father to various places in Africa, including Senegal and Tanzania.


Sho Madjozi graduated from the International School of Tanganyika, Tanzania, where she enrolled for her basic education. After graduating from high school, she earned a scholarship for exceptional academic performance to study Creative Writings and African Studies at the prestigious Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA. After completing her education in the United States, she returned to South Africa, where she further studied at the University.


While in the United States, Sho Madjozi started writing poems about identity, race, and politics under the name “Maya, The Poet.” Sho Madjozi was once selected as the Ambassador for Trace Mobile in South Africa. Her rise to fame came when she was featured by the talented rapper “Okmalumkoolkat” in two of his songs, namely “Ngiyashisa Bhe” and “Gui.”

After this collaboration, she started using the stage name “Sho Madjozi.” Sho Madjozi has performed at top events, including the Global Citizen Festival, which featured top international personalities such as Jay Z. Her album “Limpopo Champions League,” which was released in 2018, is well known and till today, remains a top song in South Africa.

Sho Madjozi Real Name

Her real name is Maya Christinah Xischavo Wegerif


As of 2022, she is 30 years of age.

Sho Madjozi Songs and Albums

Some of her songs include:

  • Stepping Good
  • Huku
  • John Cena
  • Jamani
  • Kona
  • Wakanda Forever
  • Amajoy
  • Idhom

Her albums include:

  • Limpopo Champions League (2018)
  • What A Life (2020)



Net Worth

According to NV‘s calculations, she has an estimated net worth of between R8 million to R32 million.


Lethabo Ndlovu

Lethabo Ndlovu is a KwaZulu-Natal-born writer. He is the Editor-in-Chief at Nerdville. Ndlovu is happily married to Sarah Ndlovu with children and they both live in Johannesburg South Africa. His interests include football, writing, and trying to make himself better by reading.

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