After scooping her first BET Award in Los Angeles last week, Sho Madjozi was welcomed back to Mzansi by a frenzy of excited fans at OR Tambo International Airport on Monday.
Sho became the first female South African artist to win a BET award, when she bagged the accolade for best international act.
Hundreds of fans, family members and friends piled into the airport to give Sho a warm welcome and to show her how proud the country is of her.
Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa and Limpopo MEC Thandi Moraka were also in attendance to celebrate Sho’s win.
Shortly after arriving, Sho addressed the media during a press conference where she expressed her excitement.
“Previously, from Africa, people mined, like you know, the gold, the minerals and right now the thing that’s most valuable is our ideas and our cultures. But we must make sure that we are the ones that benefit from it.
“I am proud and I hope that as Africans we can realise that we have such wealth in our cultures, because the rest of the world can see it.”
Minister Nathi Mthethwa said that the entire nation is incredibly proud of Sho and other artists who continue to raise the SA flag.
“We are incredibly proud of Sho Madjozi as with last year’s winner Sjava because in their authenticity and artistic expression centred in their indigenous languages, pride in culture and heritage, are succeeding in attaining glory on global stages and placing SA on the map.” Said Minister Nathi Mthetwa
— The Star Reporter (@ReporterStar) July 1, 2019