Hit song Jerusalema goes global


“It is really a dream come true for ‘Jerusalem’ to be Top 4 on the Shazam Global chart…”

Music has been one of the only things during this world wide pandemic that has been keeping South Africa and the world both entertained and together, with different dance challenges to our favourite tunes being created every day.

International hit song ’ Jerusalem’ by  duo Master KG and Nomcebo Zikode have reached a new peak on the Shazam Global Top 200 at No. 4  this week, having gained 6 positions since last week. The track has family and friends from all corners of the world coming together to join in the ‘Jerusalem’ dance challenge.  

Master KG was first Shazamed in South Africa in February 2018, with ‘Skeleton Move’. Since then, he has been Shazamed across the world and, to date, he has been most-Shazamed in South Africa, Nigeria, France, Italy and Zambia.

“It is a really dream come true for ‘Jerusalem’ to be Top 4 on the Shazam Global chart. I have always adored other artist being in the chart and now it is my turn, really exciting moments. If it was not for Shazam, I don’t think people around the world will easily discover my songs, “says Master KG.

Mater KG also made a remix to the song featuring Nigerian artist Burna boy, the ‘Jerusalem’ (Remix)” with Burna Boy is currently No. 45 Globally and has charted in 26 different countries.  There has been uplift in Shazams of the song in Europe this summer, with users in France Shazaming the song the most.

Master KG also told Apple Music about his hometown, Limpopo in an interview on Apple Music’s Africa Now Radio with Cuppy.

“They’re so proud. They saw me going around the world winning awards. It was a big thing for the province. Because Limpopo, in terms of the music, we never had that thing of dominating the countries of Africa. But ever since I came and the other guys came, it’s been a game changer. You know? So, we are making them proud.” says Master KG.


Compiled by Yami Nhlenyama