From winning awards to getting business deals and receiving 2020 Grammy nominations, we round up five young people who owned and slayed November.
As we are slowly bidding 2019 goodbye, I can’t help but feel proud of many young people who owned 2019, and especially November. Among them, these top five are top of mind:
Sho Madjozi: Need I say more? Sho Madjozi has been slaying the entertainment industry since she broke into it. From winning a BET award this year to having wrestling champion and actor John Cena acknowledging her for her song dedicated to him, you’d think there’s nothing more to add. Well, recently, she made it to CNN’s top African artists of 2019.
Anatii: The 26-year-old rapper and songwriter recently won the Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award at the Soul Train Awards show for his contribution to “Brown Skin Girl” by Beyoncé. Not only that the artist is set to release new music next year and is said to have worked with over 21 artists over the past three months. Talk about slaying.
Kairo Forbes: At four-years-old, Kairo Forbes, daughter of DJ Zinhle and AKA is already trained to be business minded. Firstly, she has over 700 000 followers on Instagram, and as if that’s not impressive enough, she has collaborated with her mom to present the #KairoXEra watch for kids. Now that’s one business legacy that’s inspiring.
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It’s Time For An Appearance! … Thank you for coming out to my @erabydjzinhle Pop Up Store Activation @_themallofafrica … you can still get your #TheLegacyCollection #KairoXEra watch and the #LegacyCombo #MommyandMe at The Mall Of Africa until Saturday 30 November! Link In Bio #BrandKairo #kairoXEra | 📷 @donkat_seles
Trevor Noah: One of South Africa’s big and successful exports has been nominated for a 2020 Grammy award in the Best Comedy Album category, alongside Ellen DeGeneres and Dave Chappelle, for his Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia show. In his post, he wrote, ‘Today I woke up to the news that I’ve been nominated for a Grammy award. A GRAMMY AWARD!!! And just when I thought the feeling couldn’t get any better I saw the other names in my category and I almost cried.’ Congratulations son of Patricia!
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Today I woke up to the news that I’ve been nominated for a Grammy award. A GRAMMY AWARD!!! And just when I thought the feeling couldn’t get any better I saw the other names in my category and I almost cried- Dave Chappelle- my mentor and friend. A legend who pushes me to be funnier every time I’m on stage. Ellen DeGeneres- my watch buddy and talk show/stand up idol. Aziz Ansari- My comedy cellar comrade. Where we would work our ideas every night. Jim Gaffigan- A comedy genius who has made me cry laughing every time I’ve watched him on stage and every time we’ve hung out off stage! What a life I’ve been blessed enough to live. Thank you mom❤️. #grammys #comedy #loudandcleartour #blessed #winning #Mzansi 🇿🇦
Boity Thulo: The rapper and entrepreneur took to social media that her debut single Wuz Dat is the first hip-hop single to go platinum, with more than 3 million total streams. This young woman validates that dreams really do come true.
Who slayed November for you? Are you one of them? Please share in your comments below.