South African singer Sho Madjozi won the Best New International Act award at the 2019 BET Awards in Los Angeles this pass Sunday.
“My story is a testament that you can be from any village and any forgotten part of the world and you can still be a superstar”, she said in her acceptance speech.
Sho Madjozi become the first South African female artist to claim the prestigious award following Sjava and Black Coffee’s success.
Madjozi was up against stiff competition from the likes of Headie One and Octavian from the UK, Teniola Apata from Nigeria and France’s Jokair and Nesly.
Sho took to social media to thank everyone for voting, “You guys voted for me and we did it!!!!! THANK YOU, Best new international act!!” is what she wrote.
Social media fans and follower sent inspirational messages and congratulated the award winner.
innomatijane wrote: “You did that. You pushed through the boundaries, even when they doubted you and never understood you, you remained true to your craft. You deserve the respect, all the awards. Congratulationswe love you. Higher you goooooooo….”
Main picture screen shot/BET Africa of Sho Madjoz.