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Venda’s heritage fest expect ‘xiTsonga Queen’ Sho Majodzi to put her best foot forward

SEPTEMBER IS celebrated as heritage month in South Africa, so expect the ‘Queen of Tsonga’ Sho Majodzi to be at her best as she headlines this years’ Phalaphala FM Royal Heritage fest.

Venda’s heritage fest expect ‘xiTsonga Queen’ Sho Majodzi to put her best  foot forward

Expect her to be.

Celebrating its 8th edition, the annual pilgrimage has been penciled from September 13 to 14 2019 at Royal Gardens, Nandoni Dam, Thohoyandou-Venda in Limpopo.

Born Maya Christinah Xichavo Wegerif, better known to you and I as Sho Madjozi, is a wordsmiths -from being a rapper, singer, songwriter, actress and poet- who respects and promotes her Tsonga culture through music and public image.

Last month she broke the social net with news that one of the world’s well known WWF wrestler and actor John Cena, posted a picture of Sho on his Instagram page.

This after the release of her new single, John Cena, named after John, as a result the song hit the #1 trending spot on YouTube.

The response was overwhelmingly solicited from top performers worldwide, as they congratulated both John and Sho.

Back home, the Wakanda Forever & Huku star will share the gigantic stage with sought after exponents namely Sjava, AKA (back by popular demand), Vusi Nova, Ringo, Zama Jobe, Prince Kaybee, Master KG, Joe Shirimani, King Monada, DJ Ganyani, Maphorisa, Boity, DJ Sumbody, Duma Ntando, Ms P, Lerato Kganyago, Malwela, Kabza De Small, Tsitso, Kwish SA, Zero 12 Finest, Kaygee Daking & Bizizi, De Mthuda, Benny Mayengani, Colbert Mukwevho, Zozo & Sengere, Makhadzi, Kanakana Cook, Kairo, Romeo, Vhuyi Da DJ, Jones, Lagguga, VJ Nutty, Jack Bunny, Leonard Zhakata (back by popular demand) and a Surprise Act.

Attempt to obtain comment from Sjava, making his first appearance at the show, was unsuccessful.

Tickets range from R220  from Computicket outlets. Hospitality tickets also available.

This goes down at the famous at Royal Gardens, Nandoni Dam on Saturday 14. The stage will be erected next to the dam, a fact that was confirmed by the PR team led by Kelz Mabunda.

With over 40 000 patrons anticipated over three-days in the soaring Thohoyandou (Elephant’s head), the Heritage fest will be preceded by ‘praise and worship’ Gospel gathering on Friday 13th at the same venue Nandoni Dam.         

It boasts a mouthwatering acts such as Dr Tumi, Dr. Rebecca Malope, Khaya Mthethwa, Ntokozo Mbambo, Takie Ndou, Worship House, Tumi B, Lufuno Dagada, Rofhiwa Manyaga, Palesa Ravele, Phuluso Thenga, Takie Sikhwivhuli, Tsiko Mal, Jonas Masotla, PS Rudolf Mabasa, Voice Tsila Tsila, Ndivhaleni Musetha, Mercy Masakona, Tshepo Price, Rapson Rambuwani, Rev. Roxley Masevhe, Tshamutilikwa UAAC Choir, Mukondi Malabi and a Surprise Act.

Tickets range from R220 from Computicket outlets. Hospitality tickets also available.

Friday the 13th is usually associated with or considered an unlucky day in Western superstition. Since this will be taking place in Venda, doom-sayers expect nothing but Holy Friday (yes pun intended).

The growth of the fest continues to attract and re-invent itself to accommodate people from all walks of life be it- locals, travellers in an effort to explore this magical region called Limpopo, that recently showed positive improvement within the domestic tourism statistics released by the national tourism department, pushing its ranks upwards and making it one of the most preferred tourism destinations in the country.

So, lets continue celebrating our heritage this month…

Image (xiTsonga star Sho Madjozi will grace the 8th annual Phalaphala FM Royal Gospel And Heritage Festival on Sat 14 at Royal Gardens, Nandoni Dam in Limpopo, Venda).

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