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Sjava is a popular South African musician known for his unique style of Afro Pop, Afro Soul, and Hip-hop music. He was born on December 2, 1984, in Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. His real name is Jabulani Hadebe but he is popularly known as Sjava. He is signed under the Ambitiouz Entertainment Label. Sjava’s music focuses on social issues that are prevalent in South Africa. He has been nominated for and won numerous awards for his music.
Sjava’s passion for music started at a young age. He used to sing in his church choir while growing up in the rural areas of KwaZulu-Natal. In 2005, he entered a talent competition and won. This was a turning point in his career as he began performing in clubs and local events. He moved to Johannesburg in 2008 to pursue his music career.
In 2012, Sjava released his first mixtape titled “Getten.” This allowed him to gain some recognition in the music industry. In 2015, he was featured on Miss Pru DJ’s single “Ameni” which gained him more exposure. In 2016, he released his debut album “Isina Muva” which was a commercial and critical success. The album was certified gold in the first month of release. In 2018, he released his second studio album “Umqhele” which was also a success.
Sjava has released the following studio albums:
- Isina Muva (2016)
- Umqhele (2018)
- Umsebenzi (2020)
For a complete list of Sjava’s discography, visit his Wikipedia page.
Sjava is active on several social media platforms. You can follow him on:
You can also listen to his music on Boomplay.
Sjava keeps his personal life private. It is not known if he is married or in a relationship. He attended high school in KwaZulu-Natal and later went to study Information Technology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal but dropped out to pursue music full-time.
Cars and House
Sjava is known to have a love for cars and has been seen driving a Mercedes-Benz C-Class and a BMW. He reportedly also owns a house in Sandton, Johannesburg.
Sjava grew up in a rural area in KwaZulu-Natal with his grandmother. He was raised by his grandmother as his mother worked in Johannesburg to make ends meet. He developed his love for music from singing in his church choir.
Sjava’s exact net worth is not known but it is estimated to be around:
- Net worth in dollar: $1 million
- Net worth in naira: ₦388 million
- Net worth in Canadian dollar: CAD 1.31 million
- Net worth in Ghana cedi: GH¢ 6.03 million
- Net worth in Kenya shilling: KES 107 million
- Net worth in South Africa rand: R16.4 million
- Net worth in Uganda shilling: UGX 3.75 billion
- Net worth in India rupee: ₹73.3 crore
These estimates are based on his music sales, performances, and endorsement deals. Sjava is considered to be one of the wealthiest musicians in South Africa.
In conclusion, Sjava has had a successful music career and continues to make an impact in the music industry. His music reflects the social issues that affect South Africa and resonates with his fans. Despite his success, he remains humble and private about his personal life.