Queen of Kwaito, real name Nomasonto Maswanganyi, has died at age 37.
It is said that her manager Thandoxulo Jindela confirmed the news to Sowetan this morning.
According to a source known to Sowetan, Mshoza died at Far East Rand Hospital this morning just before 9am.
Mshoza rose to fame as the First Lady of Kwaito with her smash hit Kortes in the early 2000s from her debut album BullDawgz First Lady. She collaborated with stars such as Mzambiya and Msawawa.
Nomasonto Maswanganyi, was born at the Johannesburg Meadowlands Clinic. Her birthday is 7th January 1983, making Mshoza age 37 years.
Her mother was a police officer and she has two sisters named Thandi and Seipati. She was raised by her grandparents in the Protea North region from the year 1988 until her grandmother died when she was 19 years old. She then moved to the Green Village to live with her mother and stepfather.
She has been singing since childhood, where she began singing in Protea at the age of 10. She played the lead when their school put on a performance Sarafina. Between 1995 and 1996, she joined a choir and became its lead singer. Between 1998 and 1999, she danced for Chiskop. She was signed around 1998 at 15 years, which is when she claims she made her first million.
In recent years she made headlines for her obsession with skin-lightning and numerous short-lived marriages. Mshoza is survived by her two children Pride and Jacob Junior.
Fellow musicians pay tribute to the kwaito icon:
Mshoza’s all time hit song:
There are two Mshoza albums:
BullDawgz First Lady (2014)