Local rapper Sho Madjozi is on a mission to empower women in the music industry.
To this end, the John Cena hitmaker has revealed a new partnership in which she is offering scholarships to upcoming female producers to study at the Bridges Academy.
Taking to her Twitter page, she unveiled the “Sho Madjozi Scholarship”, posting: “The technical side of music is so male-dominated & I’d like to see more women in that space.
“That’s why I’ve created a scholarship for a female producer to attend the Bridges Academy in Langa.
"The 5 month course starts in a few weeks and you can apply here http://bit.ly/shomadjozi scholarship.”
The technical side of music is so male dominated & I’d like to see more women in that space. That’s why I’ve created a scholarship for a female producer to attend the Bridges Academy in Langa. The 5 month course starts in a few weeks and you can apply here https://t.co/nf8zF89Mpq— #JohnCena (@ShoMadjozi) February 6, 2020
Meanwhile, DJ Edu, the host of the BBC’s new show This Is Africa, named Sho Madjozi as one of the top 10 artists to watch in 2020.
Other artists on his list include Mzansi’s hottest DJ and producer, Kabza De Small, Uganda’s Sheebah Karungi and Nigerian star Rema and Zimbabwean rapper and producer Simba Tagz, among others.
Speaking to okayafricacom, the Kenyan-born, London-based DJ said: “I’m really looking forward to, showcasing and sharing the great stories, music & culture coming out of young Africa with a new and existing audiences.
"It encapsulates everything I love about African music.”