This bearded 34-year-old is a trailblazer hailing all the way from Bergville, Kwa Zulu Natal. Of course, it is none other than Jabulani Hadebe, also known as Sjava to the masses. He is our man crush today because homeboy has been putting in the work and the fruits are evident. Therefore he is befitting of this tribute.
Zalebs has compiled Sjava’s Top 5 spectacular moments that pretty much sum up why he is the #ManOfTheMoment.
#SjavaTheMusician – His debut, Isina Muva, catapulted him to stardom. With hits such as Ekuseni, the album was sure to be a success. Sjava received raving reviews and prestigious accolades, including a SAMA award for best produced and a Metro FM award the best-produced album, which is all thanks to Ambitiouz Records in-house music producer, Ruff.
#SjavaTheFashionista – The singer has an unusual sense of style, which leaves him unfazed by people’s discomfort about it. Sjava has become known for his Zulu traditional inspired attire, which he proudly maintains that it is an ode to his mother’s religion – Nazareth (Shembe).
#SjavaTheActor – Sjava proves to be a multifaceted artist. Hence the star has dabbled in acting previously, he’s even going as far as being a part of the judging panel at the South African Film and Television awards. He bemoans the time that he spent crafting his acting career, calling it: “a waste of my time”.
4. #SjavaTheInternationalStar – He made South Africa proud with his BET win for Best International Artist a few months ago. Sjava is the second act from Mzansi to clinch the prestigious award after Black Coffee. Sjava dedicated his award to his legions of fans, the people of Bergville and family.
Still on that international tip, it was not long ago when the star graced American radio station, Hot97.
Honourable Mention: Sjava recently released his EP called, Umphako, boasting hits as Confessionsand Abangani.
5. #SjavaTheCrowdFavourite – The actor turned musician has also proven that the general public love and support him as he won the DSTV rising star award at age 33.
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