Video of the last farewell to the departure of Mshoza
Friends, family, and fans have gathered at the Bassline in Newton, Johannesburg, on Wednesday morning to celebrate Mshoza’s life.
The kwaito artist, who has been dubbed the “first lady of kwaito” died on November 19, thanks to complications associated with diabetes.
Mshoza (real name Nomasonto Maswanganyi) was 37 years old at the time of her untimely death.
The stage has been adorned with dozens of floral arrangements as mourners stream into the venue found out for people to social distance from one another while paying their respects.
Due to the worldwide pandemic and regulations put in situ to assist curb the spread of the virus, most of Mshoza’s fans are expected to attend the intimate service virtually.
Mshoza was a toddler star, who began her career as a dancer at the age of 10. within the late 90s, she danced for the kwaito group Chiskop where she often stole the spotlight. Her guest appearance on variety Jam Alley certified Mshoza’s star quality and got her noticed.
The star later went on to urge signed to a knowledgeable music label at the age of 15 and shortly dropped Kortes, which became an enormous hit.
Mshoza is survived by her two children, Pride, and Jacob Jnr, also as two sisters.