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Sho Madjozi is Set to Perform During Super Bowl LIV Weekend

The South African artist will perform alongside the Black Eyed Peas, Halsey and Diplo on the BUDX stage in Miami.

South African artists are hitting the ground running this year—facts.

Sho Madjozi is set to perform at the Super Bowl LIV weekend coming up at the beginning of February. She will also share the stage with the Black Eyed Peas, Halsey and Diplo at arguably one of the biggest sporting weekends in America.


While many expressed skepticism at the beginning of Sho Madjozi's career, the Tsonga rapper has remained true to her roots and continued to champion her home town of Limpopo. It's a formula that's certainly paying off.

The virality of her 2019 hit single "John Cena" was proof of just that and this year plans to be no different. "It's such a privilege to be invited to show the world's creatives the vibrancy of African music," Sho Madjozi says about her upcoming trip to Miami.

Moonchild Sanelly will also be in Miami as part of a "cultural exchange" with 200 other influential creatives from over 20 countries. The creatives will reportedly participate in imaginative activations centred on being a "king" of music, art, fashion and sports.

The artist had a standout year last year with the release of her Nüdes EP and her collaboration with Beyoncé on The Lion King: The Gift album. This year, the "F-Boyz" hitmaker jumped onto Major League DJz and Focalistic's amapiano banger "Ndikuze" along with Kabza De Small and The Lowkeys.

Also on the list is Karabo Poppy, the talented street artist and graphic designer who became the first South African to collaborate with Nike last year. She produced three unique designs for Nike's iconic Air Force 1 sneaker collection which quickly became a global success and sold out in South Africa in as little as an hour.

Karabo Poppy will make use of her Afro-futuristic visuals by customizing sneakers at the official live BUDX Art activation.

Speaking about the presence of African talent at BUDX, Marketing Manager of Budweiser Africa, Thomas Lawrence, said in a press statement that,"African creatives have a unique voice, style and edge with a worldwide influence." He added that, "We have created theBUDX platform for these Kings to claim the spotlight on the world's biggest stage while sharing their inspirational stories."

An earlier version of this story reported that both artists would be performing. CSA Global has reached out to clarify that Moonchild Sanelly will be not performing but will instead partake in a "cultural exchange" activities as a part of curating content of her BUDX experience.

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Check Out RIMON's Beautifully Intoxicating Live Performance

The excitement around the songstress and her ever evolving sound, look and feel is very real in "Never Learned how To Cope + Feed Me."

Eritrea-born singer-songwriter RIMON has just released a live performance of her tracks "Never Learned How to Cope" and "Feed Me." The Amsterdam raised and London based songstress delivered a psychedelically beautiful performance live on her YouTube page in such a way that we questioned our sobriety.

The session, originally performed for Eurosonic, acts as a rebirth for the artist as her musical and visual journey continues to evolve before our eyes—while teasing new unreleased music to look forward to. It seems as though those around the singer agree, as she was then honored with a Music Moves Europe award.

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