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Shaun Cross is striving to make his mark in the music industry

Entertainment - Date: 13 September 2020

Written by: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho / Viewed: 2038


Following his massive success at the Mzansi Youth Awards (MYA), aggressive rapper Shaun Cross has just cemented his presence in the music industry with the release his debut single, Mama.

Cross made his presence felt at the MYA by scooping up prizes in three categories. His thrilling mixtape, UnderRated, was nominated for the 012 City Awards,

After gaining significant experience while working with national singing sensation Azana, Shaun Cross is striving to make his mark in the South African music industry. “Mama is an immensely emotional song in which I demonstrate my astonishing storytelling abilities,” he said.

The multilingual singer effortlessly raps in English, Zulu, and Tshivenda, which is something refreshing and quite delightful. “The aim of this track is to break the news to people that blood will always be thicker than water at the end of the day,” says the 23-year-old rapper, adding that the song has a heart-breaking end to it.

Available for purchase and streaming on all major music digital platforms, the single Mama is from an upcoming EP, Heartless, that is set for release in late October 2020.

Shaun Cross can be followed on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For bookings and enquires, email


Shaun Cross's music is very original. Picture: Grand Epic Photography. 



Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.


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