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South Africa: Master KG’s Hit Jerusalema Is Most Searched Song in the World



Cape Town — “Jerusalema ikhaya lami, Ngilondoloze, Uhambe nami, Zungangishiyi lana…”

How many of you have heard these beautiful lyrics being belted out?

When Limpopo-born music producer Master KG, real name Kgaogelo Moagi, released the song in 2019, he didn’t anticipate international success or even having a chart-topping song on YouTube.He featured vocalist Nomcebo Zikode, who managed to keep fans across the world captivated with her electrifying voice. The song gained huge international traction and has more than 125 million views on its official YouTube page.

Since its release, the gospel-house influenced song, Jerusalema, has become a global phenomenon, even inspiring its own dance challenge.

Around the world, celebrities, students, construction workers and healthcare workers have posted videos getting in on the #JerusalemaChallenge . Even our own Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni joined in on the Internet craze, even though his moves left many in stitches.