Sjava Biography, Age, Songs, Albums & Net Worth

Sjava Biography, Age, Songs, Albums & Net Worth

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Sjava, whose real name is Jabulani Hadebe, was born on December 2, 1984, in Bergville, KwaZulu Natal, to a South African musician, rapper and actor. After starring in the drama series, Zone 14, he rose to fame. He has two older brothers, Sibusiso and Sindy, respectively.

He started his musical journey at an early age. He was responsible for writing original lyrics on songs for his all-boy Isicathamiya party Abafana BaseMpumalanga at the age of 10. He began turning notes to songs by the time he got to high school, and teaching his classmates.

He went into the music business and got signed to Ambitiouz Entertainment. He came into the spotlight after he was featured on Miss Pru’s celebrated song “Ameni” in 2015.


His debut album, Isina Muva (2016) which was certified Gold by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA). It also earned him an award at the 23rd South African Music Awards for Best Produced Album. His second studio album, Umqhele grew his African-influenced image and consolidated it to other international regions (mainly in Africa). On 24 June 2018, Sjava earned a BET Award for Best New International Act at the 2018 event.

He has featured successful artists like  Miss Pru, Emtee, Fifi Cooper, B3nchmarq, Saudi, Mozzy, and Reason.

The film Black Panther was accompanied by a soundtrack album curated by rapper Kendrick Lamar, which Sjava appeared on.

Sjava began his acting career in 2005, starring in several drama series’ and films including Soul City and 7de Laan, uGugu and Andile , Isibaya. The famous singer cum actor has garnered over 800,000 Instagram followers.

Sjava (born 2 December 1984) is a famous recording artist and actor from Johannesburg, South Africa, who has been awarded a South African prize.

It was in 2015, after the great success of the debut single by Miss Pru, “Ameni,” which featured him on the catchy chorus, that he rose to fame. He is officially signed to Entertainment Ambitiouz.

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Full NameJabulani Hadebe
Date of Birth2 December 1984 (36 years old)
OccupationRecording artist and actor
NationalitySouth African
Net Worth$400,000

Sjava Age

He was born in Bergville, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, on 2nd December 1984. As of 2019, he is 35 years old.


  • Impilo
  • Inhliziyo
  • Seasons Ft. Mozzy & Reason
  • Kulomhlaba
  • Amafu
  • Ngiyabonga
  • Xola (feat. Nue_Sam)
  • Gijima
  • Uvalo
  • Uyay’khohlisa
  • Intombi Yami
  • Angik’deli
  • Ujesu (feat. Howard)
  • Wamuhle
  • Ikhandlela (feat. Fatso & Bongani Rad)
  • Isibhamu
  • Eweni (feat. Mzukulu & Anzo)
  • Amagama
  • Linda
  • Abafazi
  • Izitha (feat. Buhlebendalo)
  • Umama
  • ATM (Snippet)
  • BET Cypher ft. Gigi LaMayne & Kid Tini
  • Ugogo (Gold Deluxe Version)
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  • Isina Muva (Gold Deluxe)
  • Umphako EP
  • Umqhele
  • Black Panther
  • Isina Muva


  • 2017: Best Produced Album
  • 2017: Rising Star
  • 2018: Viewers’ Choice Best International Act





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