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The Journey to Master KG’s MTV EMA Award for global hit Jerusalema


Kgaogelo Moagi, known professionally as Master KG is a South African musician and record producer. His album Skeleton Move achieved acclaim including an AFRIMMA Award for Best Artist/Group in the African Electro category. He is also known as the pioneer of "Bolobedu" dance.

That is not to take away from his opposition Nigeria's Burna Boy and Mzansi's own personal Kabza de Small and Maphorisa however the Jerusalema hitmaker has truly been causing a ripple effect in the course of the most recent couple of months. 

From being performed here on Heritage Day in September to seeing countries overall doing their own interpretations of the move that goes with the tune, Jerusalema including singer Nomcebo Zikode has surprised the world and pushed the two specialists' professions place stage. 

We take a look at how this hitsong picked up footing over the previous months paving the way to Master KG's MTV EMA win. 


Late November 2019 – mid 2020 


The melody was recorded and delivered late in 2019 and was promptly adored by neighborhood audience members. It came next to DJ Zinhle's Umlilo including Rethabile Khumalo as melody of the year for Metro FM. In any case, it wasn't until this year that the hit detonated. 

It's difficult to pinpoint the principal video that was answerable for the move challenge turning into a worldwide sensation. 

The South African reports that Master KG credits a gathering of companions from Angola that mutual a video of them moving to the tune on the web and, as is commonly said, the rest is history. 

The performer likewise recorded a remix to the melody that included Nigeria's honor winning Burna Boy. The remix right now has more than 2 million perspectives on YouTube. 


August 2020 – Jerusalema outperforms 100 million perspectives on YouTube 


In August, Jerusalema outperformed 100 million perspectives on YouTube in the wake of having quite recently passed the 50 million imprint in July. 

It likewise got various reposts from different global superstars who partook in the viral Jerusalema Dance Challenge.



September 2020 – Jerusalema certified Gold in Italy

In September, a tweet shared by Warner Music’s official account acknowledged the song’s global success and confirmed that it had been recognised in Italy, Europe.


Still in the month of September, it was revealed that Jerusalema was the second most Shazamed song in the world in the first week of the month. Master KG comment "num 2 in the world. "


October 2020 – Master KG is nominated for an MTV EMA Award

In October, Master KG was shown as one of the nominees in the MTV EMAs for the hit song alongside Burna Boy and Maphorisa and Kabza, among other African stars. This category is decided by the fans and Master KG wasted no time asking his to cast their votes for him.


Still in October, vocalist Nomcebo Zikode was awarded an international recording deal with Sony/ATV South Africa, part of the Sony Music Group.

"With her already impressive achievements, we at Sony ATV are thrilled to be working with her to achieve even greater things", they captioned the post.



08 November – Master KG wins MTV EMA award

In a virtual acceptance speech, Master KG thanked his team, Nomcebo Zikode and his fans for helping him create "one of the biggest songs on the planet".


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