JANET JACKSON ENDORSES MASTER KG’s JERUSALEMA

The buzz felt by Master KG’s hit song Jerusalema at release remains as fresh as new and even stronger as popular American actress and singer Janet Jackson has become the latest celebrity to endorse the song.

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 “Balobedu” dance. In 2020, his song “Jerusalema”, featuring Nomcebo Zikode, went viral online, garnering international success.

Master KG grew up in Calais Village in Limpopo. He started playing with beats at the age of thirteen using a computer that his late uncle bought him.

His music career started when he got in touch with DJ Maebela and they began experimenting with music software. In 2016, after much practice, he released his first single “Situation.” After getting signed to his current record label, Open Mic Productions, Master KG released his debut album Skeleton Move in 2018.  Master KG has collaborated with a number of artists including Zanda Zakuza and Makhadzi. He sings in his local language Khelobedu, a language spoken by Lobedu People. Master KG has performed in a number of other countries including Zambia. In December 2018, his song “Skeleton Move” was apparently voted Thobela FM’s song of the year and sparked controversy as King Monada’s fans felt “Malwedhe” (which is King Monada’s song) deserved the award.

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In December 2019, Master KG released the song “Jerusalema”, featuring Nomcebo Zikode. In mid-2020, it went viral online, charting internationally and spawning a remix with Burna Boy.The video of “Jerusalema” was deleted from YouTube on the late hours of 5 August 2020, but was restored on the following day.

“Jerusalema”, a global hit single produced by Limpopo-born musician and record producer Master KG, featuring local vocalist Nomcebo Zikode, continues to reach greater heights across the globe.

The chart-topping song is enjoying international success with more than 110 million views on YouTube. The song that was recently certified platinum in Italy has captured the attention of many, including US singer and actress Janet Jackson.

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The award-winning singer shared a video on a young girl dancing to the international anthem “Jerusalema”.

In the video shared on Twitter and Instagram, the talented little girl shows off her dance skills while the audience looks on in awe. The music icon captioned the post: “Get it sis! #GoinIN #BlackGirlMagic 👸🏾🔥 • 🎧: @MasterKGSA.”

During a recent interview with Kieno Kammies on Cape Talk, the 24-year-old muso revealed that he has signed a record deal with Warner Music Group’s Elektra France. He said:

There were a lot of international record labels that wanted to take care of my career for me going forward. I chose Elektra France because they understand the music that I’m doing. Most of their artists are doing house music, David Guetta is also under them, so they understand dance music. I partnered with them to push my career to the next level.

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On Tuesday, international soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo shared a four-minute video of friends and family with “Jerusalema” blasting in the background.

He captioned the post “Life is better with your loved ones. Enjoy all the moments with love and happiness.”


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