AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER
#JERUSALEMA, the incredible musical and dance phenomenon created by South African music producer, DJ and artist, Master KG, has reached a new major milestone – 100 million views across the world.
The amazing achievement means that the popular video – that has started a dance craze around the world – was watched by 50 million people in a month. On July 25, Master KG and musician Nomcebo, who is featured on the famous track, celebrated reaching the 50-million mark.
MasterKG celebrated the major news with a message on Twitter: “When Jesus says yes, nobody can’t (say no!)” .
Following the announcement, there was an outpouring of celebration from fans of #Jerusalema.
From monks, celebrities, chefs, wedding parties, to ordinary people, everyone is dancing to the hit song which, together with its maker, has become a global sensation. In the song Jerusalema, Master KG features Nomcebo Zikode.
Master KG’s song, Jerusalema, has inspired the #JerusalemaDanceChallenge that has gone viral. The song also made it to the iTunes top charts in the USA, Italy and several other European countries. According to Shazam, it has also become the 4th biggest song in the world.
The hit song was released in South Africa last year, to much acclaim but has now caught on in the rest of the world. While the track had grossed 44- million views, the remix track, released a month ago, has reached 2.2 million page views.
Master KG is a happy man. “I remember last year 29 August 2019, 10pm, making #Jerusalema with @Nomcebozikode. We never thought it would go this far. This shows that God has time for everything. Thank you (to) everyone involved in the success of the song,” he said.
Following the phenomenal success of #Jerusalema, Master KG has amassed a huge following in South Africa, Africa and the world. Many have flooded social media platforms with tributes to the talent of a musician who has become the face of South African music.
The government of South Africa has appointed him and Nomcebo as cultural ambassadors.