Master KG’s ‘Jerusalema’ has had one of the most remarkable rise to fame and, what makes this Proudly South African track even more interesting is the love it’s received around the world after its dance challenge went viral.
According to Master KG, the dance challenge that has sparked craze around the world started in Angola when a group of friends recorded a video of the dance choreography that has since gone viral. A remix featuring Nigerian star Burna Boy has also helped the song grow in popularity garnering more than two million views.
The song has since gotten an international release through music giant Warner Music and has been making waves in the Baltics, Chile, France, Belgium, Austria, USA, Italy, Spain, Germany and Portugal amongst other places. Since it’s release, the song has even sparked international covers. Matias Javier from Santiago in Chile recorded a Spanish version of the song which is making waves across South America.
“We recorded the song on 11 August last year. I posted on my socials. The response was huge and people wanted the song released. I called my sister Nomcebo to come so we can we finish the song. We released it on YouTube on 11 October,” Master KG says of the track. It is so wonderful to see the love from all over the world. I used to dream of such moments when I was still underground and starting to make music. I pictured myself out there and everybody appreciating my music and now it’s happening. It’s a dream come true.”
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