Sjava released his debut album titled Isina Muva in 2016. It received 3 nominations at the Metro FM Awards including a nomination for Best African Pop Album and ultimately won Best Produced Album (produced by Ruff) at the Metro FM Awards the following year.Isina Muva also won Best Produced Album at the 2017 SAMAs. Sjava went on to win the very first DStv Mzansi Viewer’s Choice Rising Star Award that year. 

In 2018 Sjava collaborated with Mozzy and Reason for the Black Panther Sound Track by Kendrick Lamar on a song titled Seasons.

In 2019 he won Best Afro-Pop Album and Album Of The Year at the SAMAs for his sophomore album, Umqhele.He was also nominated in three other categories that year: Male Artist Of The Year, Record Of The Year and Best Engineered Album.Umqhele features breakthrough artists, who are now signed to the 1020 Cartel record label, viz. Mzukulu, Nue_Sam and Anzo.

December 2020 saw Sjava release a highly-anticipated and long-awaited offering: a four-track EP titled Umsebenzi that dominated the Apple Music charts #1 spot for months. In typical Sjava fashion Umsebenzi explores the themes of trials, tribulations, redemption, faith and love.

Umcebo the lead single, reminds us that even when faced with anxieties and uncertainties, the gift of love and wisdom will see us through while Ikusasa confronts the anxiety of facing an uncertain future.
On the tracks Imigomo nemibandela and Maduze, Sjava does what he does best by speaking directly to our hearts on matters of love and longing.

In 2021, he released the Umsebenzi Gold Deluxewhere he added 5 new tracks to the EP: Usehvu, Luhle Ngani, Edokodweni, BaleleandUmoya.

2022 sees the long-awaited drop of his third full-length studio album.


Metro Awards:Best Produced Album (Isina Muva)

SAMAS:Best Produced Album (Isina Muva)

DSTV Mzansi Viewer’s Choice Awards: Best Newcomer

BET International: Best International Act Viewer’s Choice

The Grammys: Nomination for Album of the Year (Black Panther)

SAMAS: Best Afro-Pop Album (Umqhele)

SAMAS: Album of the Year (Umqhele)

AFRIMA Awards: Best Male Artist in Southern Africa

KZN Entertainment Awards: Male artist of the Year

Pan South African Language Board: Special Language Activism Award (Umcebo Sign Language Video)

SAMAS: Best Produced Album (Umsebenzi)

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