Sho Madjozi on Pitch Black Afro, bringing the Xibelani to the club, and more in First Times video

The South African artist is impacting the local scene beyond her music.

September 28, 2018

GEN F alum and Gqom star Sho Madjozi is bringing the sights and sounds of her hometown Limpopo, South Africa to the world. While in NYC, she stopped by The FADER's office to share memories of the first album she ever bought, which was by the eccentric South African rapper Pitch Black Afro. She explained how his image helped Sho reaffirm her own afro as a child.

Sho also detailed her first ever performance where she fulfilled her dream of wearing a Xibelani, a traditional garb for Tsonga women usually reserved for important ceremonies. It's all a part of her mission to encourage South Africans to embrace their heritage at all times. She closes by talking about the innocence she had when she recognized her father is white at around three years old. She half-jokingly remembers telling her dad, "You didn't tell me you were white."

Watch the full video above.

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