One TV for the whole village, two shows for the masses, Generations and WWE. Fast forward to 2019 and one those villager’s dream of meeting her hero, John Cena comes alive. Dreams do come true, if you dare to dream.
From a dusty village in Limpopo, Sho Madjozi has broken barriers and glass ceiling that have been cemented over centuries. Barriers laid out for women, people of colour and rural folk. She has smashed them all with her tenacity and creativity. Her willingness to tell her story in the most authentic way has led her to the promised land of fame and fortune.
Today Sho Madjozi epitomizes the phrase, “You can be anything you want to be”. The singer is also a rapper, poet and songwriter. She has shared the stage with Chris Martin, Cardi B, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monáe, The Weeknd among other big names in the entertainment industry.
Sho Madjozi’s latest single, John Cena, has inspired an international dance challenge. The track is inspired by American wrestler, John Cena. Sho Madjozi raps:
Some gonna act rough like John Cena
Some gonna get buff like John Cena
We used to be cool
When I used to come through
Now you wanna act tough like John Cena
Her story serves as an example to all the kids across the African continent that the situation you were born in does not define you. The country you were born in should not define you. With a vision and purpose you can transcend and become the best at wahatever vocation you have chosen.
We at The Education Support Forum (TEDSF) are advocates of human development for the African choild and appplaud her achievements and wish Sho Madjozi and all the other African children to continue fighting the good fight for the continent’s sake. Let’s all work together to change the African story and ‘Sho’ the world that we are also able and can produce quality work.
Well done to Sho Madjozi for inspiring us to keep pushing for Africa’s true emancipation.