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Watch John Cena Surprise Sho Madjozi During a Performance on the 'Kelly Clarkson Show'

During a performance of her hit single 'John Cena', the man himself showed up and Sho Madjozi's reaction was priceless.

South African rapper Sho Madjozi is still riding the high of her hit song "John Cena". After her performance on A COLORS SHOW, she officially released the single towards the end of September. More recently, she appeared on the Kelly Clarkson Show and during her performance, John Cena himself showed up and surprised her. Her reaction was priceless!


As Sho Madjozi does her thing on stage, John Cena enters onto the stage from behind. The audience starts cheering more than usual although Sho Madjozi is still unaware. While John Cena does his own little dance, the rapper then realizes who's standing next to her and completely freaks out. "What do you mean? You said he's not here," she screams excitedly at Kelly Clarkson. The two then go on to share an embrace and talk about the song and its success.

Sho Madjozi's "John Cena" is more than just an ode to her favorite wrestler. It speaks to the significance of wrestling in South African culture especially. The #JohnCenaDanceChallenge, in which John Cena even took part, was testament to that and largely why the challenge became so popular among South Africans on social media.

Watch the adorable video of Sho Madjozi and John Cena below:

John Cena Surprises Sho Madjozi While Performing 'John Cena' www.youtube.com

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Interview: Terri Is Stepping Out of the Shadows

We talk to the Wizkid-signed artist about the story behind the massive hit "Soco" and his latest Afro Series EP.

Certain afrobeats songs have made in-roads in international markets and paved the way for the genre's ceaselessly-rising widespread recognition. Among these history-defining songs were D'banj's "Oliver Twist," Tekno's "Pana," Davido's "If" & "Fall," Runtown's "Mad Over You," and of course, Wizkid's "Soco." Wizkid released "Soco" under his label imprint, Starboy Entertainment in March 2018, and the song spread like wildfire across Africa and beyond. "Soco" was an Afro-pop wonder delivered at a time when the 'afrobeats to the world' movement was gathering steam, further cementing its electric nature. The Northboi-produced song was co-signed by celebrities across the world like Rihanna, Cardi B, and Paul Pogba and has accrued well over a hundred million streams across streaming platforms worldwide.

"Soco" was not only a trailblazer amongst mid-2010s afrobeats records, it was also the introduction of the first Wizkid-signed artist, Terri. Just weeks before "Soco" was released, Terri was discovered by Wizkid's longtime producer, Mutay, who saw him covering the song "Oshe" on social media.

Before "Soco," Terri Akewe was well on his way to fame. At fifteen, he had performed at street carnivals in his neighbourhood and, one time, was carried all the way home by neighbours after winning a Coca-Cola sponsored singing competition. Before his life-changing meeting with Wizkid, Terri had a seven-track EP ready for release, as well as a viral song titled "Voices." "One time I was on set with the video director T.G Omori, he told me that 'Voices' was the first time he heard of me" Terri tells me as we settle on a plush couch at his home in Lagos.

Regardless of Terri's initial career trajectory; signing to a label headed by afrobeats' biggest superstar was bound to accelerate his musical journey, and at the same time, cast a huge shadow of expectation on his career, especially given a debut as spectacular as "Soco." With his latest EP, Afro Series, powered by the sensational single "Ojoro," one thing is clear: Terri is stepping out of the shadows into his own spotlight and he is doing it on his own terms.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

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