Notable South African artist Sjava moved the crowd at his Joburg show recently when brought his mum onto the stage.

Posting the tear-jerking clip of his performance online, the award winning artist belted his hit collaboration with Mlindo The Vocalist “Egoli” with his mum by his side.

From being riddled with poverty to winning B.E.T awards and performing in front of thousands, Sjava and his mother have certainly come a long way from selling food at the taxi rank in Malvern, Johannesburg. With a solid acting career and blossoming music career, Sjava does not shy away from singing about taking care of his mother, now that he has the means. On the track “Egoli”, with Mlindo The Vocalist, Sjava addresses his mother directly – telling her not to expect him at home tonight because he is heading into the City of Gold to make a name for himself and build her a house.

See the moving clip of Sjava and his mother in the video below: