By Negilla Cenac, KNC RADIO
Open Mic Productions and Spaceship Entertainment Ltd has released the long-awaited video for "Jerusalema Remix" by Master KG featuring Burna Boy and Nomcebo.
The original 'Jerusalema' was released in December 2019 and it only featured Nomcebo. Though the lyrics are sung in Zulu, "Jerusalema" quickly rose to global fame. The song’s numbers are highly impressive. Spotify has streamed it 100 million times, it is the most searched in Shazam history, and on YouTube The music video has over 204 million views and counting, hitting the top five in France, Hungary, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Belgium
It was also number one in the Billboard world digital charts. Meanwhile, thousands of new videos are being uploaded every day hash-tagged #jerusalemadancechallenge or simply #jerusalema. The South African song has become so meaningful to so many people around the world, as well as the soundtrack to a world in lockdown because of its musical brilliance and deeply spiritual lyrics.
"Jerusalema" has already landed Master KG five African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) nominations and countless celebrity shout-outs, in part thanks to the global dance challenge inspired by the song.
The video was directed by Kyle White and Clarence Peters.