Sho Madjozi is going through a hard time and whilst 2019 was her year it also came with one tragedy just before the year ended. The rapper lost her sister to a car accident and she took the time to share with the world what she is going through in a series of tweets that read;
“I’ve had the most incredible year. But I don’t want to only share the wins and the successes with you guys, right now I’m experiencing the worst possible hurt. My little sister, Makhanani “Nyeleti” Manganye, died in a car accident earlier this month. She lived with me and my cousin in Johannesburg and had just completed her course in makeup. When she was born my mama asked me what we should call her and I said Nyeleti which means “star”.
When I heard the news I wanted to stop doing everything (and I did). So much of what I do is to give her and mama a better life. So I didn’t see the point in carrying on. After the funeral, I thought I would never come out of that hole. The next day my manager showed me that I was trending on twitter. He showed me pictures of girls I had inspired.No one will ever know how much that meant to me.
Later I sat and went through all of the pictures by myself. Each one was like a star appearing on an impossibly dark night. One girl posted herself with Sho Madjozi braids and her captions was ”you’ve gained a little sister.” I ugly cried.I am incredibly sad about all the things I won’t be able to do with my sister. I am heartbroken for my mother in particular. But I’m grateful for the love you guys showed me without even knowing how much I needed it. Rest easy sweet girl. Thanks for spending a bit of time with us”