Master KG – Jerusalema ( Feat. Nomcebo )

Background

Sometimes in life, you just need a pick-up.

 

Videos

Music

Jerusalema

  1. Master KG – Jerusalema Remix [Feat. Burna Boy and Nomcebo] (Official Music Video)
    • Profile
      • Open Mic Productions and Spaceship Entertainment Ltd presents a long awaiting Jerusalema Remix by Master KG featuring Burna Boy and Nomcebo.
    • Videos
      • Master KG – Jerusalema Remix [Feat. Burna Boy and Nomcebo] (Official Music Video)
        Channel:- OpenMic Productions
        Date Published:- 2020-November-15th
        Date Added:- 2021-June-8th
        Link
  2. AFRIMMA Awards – 2020
    • Videos
      • Master KG and Nomcebo perform Jerusalema at the 2020 AFRIMMA Awards
        Channel:- AFRIMMA
        Date Published:- 2020-November-15th
        Date Added:- 2021-June-8th
        Link
  3. Sint Marten
    • #1 JERUSALEMA CHALLENGE | SINT MAARTEN
      • Location
        • Sint Maarten
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel:- Bianca Dijkhoffz
          Date Published:- 2020-November-11th
          Date Added:- 2021-June-10th
          Link
    • The Making of Sint Maarten Jerusalema Challenge | Behind The Dream: episode 5
      • Profile
        • Remember that four minute Jerusalema video we did for Sint Maarten’s Day? Well here’s a look into what the process was like on the four day shoot with the dancers and Only On SXM! We had a lot of fun and all the hard work was worth the final product.
      • Location
        • Sint Maarten
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel:- Bianca Dijkhoffz
          Date Published:- 2020-November-11th
          Date Added:- 2021-June-10th
          Link
  4. Nomcebo Zikode performing Jerusalema in Burkina Faso
    • Profile
      • CPO Community Gala Spectacular 2020 Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra in collaboration with Jazzart Dance Theatre.
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel:- Comfort
        Date Published:- 2020-November-6th
        Date Added:- 2021-June-8th
        Link
  5. JERUSALEMA Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra & Jazzart Dance Theatre
    • Profile
      • CPO Community Gala Spectacular 2020 Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra in collaboration with Jazzart Dance Theatre.
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel:- MusicScape
        Date Published:- 2020-October-26th
        Date Added:- 2021-June-8th
        Link
  6. Jerusalema Dance Challenge New York Times Square. Master KG Feat. Nomcebo
    • Profile
      • Jerusalema Dance Challenge is becoming viral throughout the world.
      • People are gathering together to be joyous and dance the same steps to this beautiful song by Master KG Featuring Nomcebo.
      • Because of the time we are living, LIFE, is something we should celebrate.
      • Celebrate our families and our friends. Celebrate YOU! Enjoy our Jerusalema dance improvisation in Times Square NYC!
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel:- Julia Juliati
        Date Published:- 2020-November-2nd
        Date Added:- 2021-June-8th
        Link
  7. Jerusalema Challenge – Sabor & Dança
    • Location
      • Lisboa, Portugal
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel:- Estúdio Sabor & Dança
        Date Published:- 2020-November-24th
        Date Added:- 2021-June-10th
        Link
  8. JERUSALEMA (Cover) Versión ESPAÑOL Eddy Christopher
    • Profile
      • Eddy Christopher El Sembrador
    • Location
      • Panama
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel:- Eddy Christopher El Sembrador
        Date Published:- 2020-September-10th
        Date Added:- 2021-June-9th
        Link
  9. JERUSALEMA 🇮🇹 in ITALIANO + RAP (Stefano Germanotta, Laura Djae)
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel:- Stefano Syzer Germanotta
        Date Published:- 2021-October-15th
        Date Added:- 2021-June-8th
        Link

 

Polygamy

  1. Master Kg – Polygamy Feat [Nomcebo Zikode & Zakuza Zakuza]
    • Profile
      • Master Kg, multi international award winning sensation hitmaker of the Jerusalema Dance frenzy that hit the world during a very difficult time in early 2020. Now with a major international following the young man from Limpopo, South Africa is set to release his next offering called “Jerusalema Deluxe” on 18 December 2020 on all digital platforms.
    • Videos
      • 10. Master Kg – Polygamy Feat [Nomcebo Zikode & Zakuza Zakuza]
        Channel:- OpenMic Productions
        Date Published:- 2020-December-17th
        Date Added:- 2021-June-8th
        Link

Interview

  1. Official Introduction Interview
    • Videos
      • Master KG – Jerusalema [Feat. Nomcebo] (Official Introduction Interview)
        Channel:- Africori
        Date Published:- 2020-November-1st
        Date Added:- 2021-June-8th
        Link

Lyrics

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x 2
Jerusalem, my home.
Rescue me,
Join me,
Don’t leave me here!

x 2
My place is not here,
My kingdom is not here,
Rescue me!
Come with me!

Save me, save me, save me,
Don’t leave me here,
Save me, save me, save me,
Don’t leave me here!

My place is not here,
My kingdom is not here,
Rescue me!
Come with me!

Save me, save me, save me,
Don’t leave me here,
Save me, save me, save me,
Don’t leave me here!

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Jerusalema Remix

Artist:- Master KG
Featuring:- Nomcebo Zikode & Burna Boy
Produced by:- Master KG
Kgaogelo Moagi, known professionally as Master KG,

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[Chorus: Burna Boy]
Jerusalema, ikhaya lami
Ngilondoloze, uhambe nami
Zungangishiyi lana
Jerusalema, ikhaya lami
Ngilondoloze, uhambe nami
Zungangishiyi lana

Oluwa Burna
I’m not perfect
I came from ruthless times
As a Juvenile
Ngilondoloze, zungangishiyi lana
Look into my eyes
See pain and sacrifice
What goes on my mind
Struggling to survive
Ngilondoloze, zungangishiyi lana

[Post-Chorus: Burna Boy]
To’n bá ka ẹ mọ woro (Woro)
Odi woro si woro (Woro)
Èmi wọn wá mi ni gboro (Gboro)
Tọju korò ju o
Me I no dey jisoro
Na hin you see me solo
Láti kọrọ sigboro
Down to ikorodu o

[Verse 1: Nomcebo]
Ngilondoloze, ngilondoloze
Ngilondoloze, zungangishiyi lana
Ndawo yami ayikho lana
Mbuso wami awukho lana
Ngilondoloze, zuhambe nami
Ndawo yami ayikho lana
Mbuso wami awukho lana
Ngilondoloze, zuhambe nami

[Chorus: Burna Boy]
Jerusalema, ikhaya lami
Ngilondoloze, uhambe nami
Zungangishiyi lana

Oluwa Burna
I’m not perfect
I came from ruthless times
As a Juvenile
Ngilondoloze, zungangishiyi lana

[Post-Chorus: Burna Boy]
To’n bá ka ẹ mọ woro (Woro)
Odi woro si woro (Woro)
Èmi wọn wá mi ni gboro (Gboro)
Tọju korò ju o
Me I no dey jisoro
Na hin you see me solo
Láti kọrọ sigboro
Down to ikorodu o

[Bridge: Nomcebo]
Ngilondoloze, ngilondoloze
Ngilondoloze, zungangishiyi lana
Ngilondoloze, ngilondoloze
Ngilondoloze, zungangishiyi lana

[Chorus: Nomcebo]
Jerusalema ikhaya lami
Ngilondoloze, uhambe nami
Zungangishiyi lana
Jerusalema ikhaya lami
Ngilondoloze, uhambe nami
Zungangishiyi lana

[Outro: Nomcebo]
Ndawo yami ayikho lana
Mbuso wami awukho lana

 

 

Master KG – “Polygamy” , feat. Nomcebo Zikode & Zanda Zakuza

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Master KG – “Polygamy” , feat. Nomcebo Zikode & Zanda Zakuza

[Intro: (Master KG), Zanda Zakuza, Nomcebo Zikode:]

(Wanitwa mos) [Echo]

Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, ya, ba, yo, ya, yeah, ah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, ya, ba, yo, ya, yeah, ah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Saw’bona (yeah, yeah, yeah) weMaDlamini

[1-Estrofa: Zanda Zakuza:]
Iphutha liyenzeka
Bengithi ngiyamdlalisa nje
Wavele wakha umuzi enhlizweni yami
Ngabona nami esengowami
Iphutha liyenzeka
Bengithi ngiyamdlalisa nje
Wavele wakha umuzi enhlizweni yami
Ngabona nami esengowami

It may have been a mistake
But it’s a chance that I’m gonna take
Sale sewusuxola makhelwane
Mhmm xola makhelwane, heyyy

[Coro: Nomcebo Zikode:]
Nami ngim’thandile
Akavel’ as’thathe sonke
Nami ngim’thandile
Akavel’ as’shade sonke

[Pos-Coro: Nomcebo Zikode:]
Bayabuz’ abaningi
Bathi ngab’ uthando noma yimali
Bayabuz’ abaningi
Bathi ngab’ uthando noma yimali

[Coro: Nomcebo Zikode:]
Nami ngim’thandile
Akavel’ as’thathe sonke
Nami ngim’thandile
Akavel’ as’shade sonke
Mhmm
Mhmm

[2-Estrofa: Nomcebo Zikode, Zanda Zakuza:]
Bhek’ ubuth’ uyangithanda
Manje yini ngibon’ omunye?
Nam’ uthe uyangithanda
Kodwa yini ngibon’ omunye?
Manje m’ngan’ wami
Le ndaba sizoy’misa kanjani?
Umunt’ wam’, umunt’ wakh’, umunt’ wethu
Manje star wami
Le ndaba sizoy’misa kanjani?
Umunt’ wam’, umunt’ wakh’, umunt’ wethu

[Coro: Nomcebo Zikode:]
Nami ngim’thandile
Akavel’ as’thathe sonke
Nami ngim’thandile
Akavel’ as’shade sonke

[Pos-Coro: Nomcebo Zikode:]
Bayabuz’ abaningi
Bathi ngab’ uthando noma yimali
Bayabuz’ abaningi
Bathi ngab’ uthando noma yimali

[Outro: Zanda Zakuza:]
Manje m’ngan’ wami
Le ndaba sizoy’misa kanjani?
Umunt’ wam’, umunt’ wakh’, umunt’ wethu
Manje star wami
Le ndaba sizoy’misa kanjani?
Umunt’ wam’, umunt’ wakh’, umunt’ wethu

 

Insight

Sint Maarten

The Making of Sint Maarten Jerusalema Challenge | Behind The Dream: episode 5

Dancers:-

  1. Bianca Brown ( Bianca Dijkhoffz )
    • YouTube – Channel – Link
    • Instagram:- @bb_bad
      Instagram:- Link
  2. @marine.caillet
  3. @iamnaomijanelle
  4. @natorii_illidge
  5. Dashun Prince
    • @dashun.prince
    • Instagram:-  Link
  6. @thal.carlien

Story Line

The Guardian

Nomcebo, the voice behind Jerusalema, South Africa’s global hit

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It started in December in South Africa, with a few lines of gospel sung in the deep, raspy voice of Nomcebo Zikode and a music video made by fans in Angola – dancers eating their lunch as they moved to South African DJ Master KG’s disco-house beat.

Jerusalema, produced late one night at Master KG’s studio near Johannesburg, has since become the world’s most Shazammed song and a bonafide viral hit – beloved by Christiano Ronaldo, Janet Jackson and a lot of nuns.

Zikode spoke to the Guardian a month after the release of her solo album, Xola Moya Wam, on which the title track has gone platinum in South Africa. She says that last year, when Master KG called late one evening to ask her to come to his studio in Midrand immediately to listen to beats he had just written, she was close to giving up on her dreams of becoming a solo artist.

“I was like, ‘now?’” she says. But he was insistent. After listening to the beats she asked if she could take them home to work on lyrics. When Master KG refused, she chased him out of the studio so she could think alone.

Zikode listened to the track two or three times before the first words came to her. Speaking to the Guardian over WhatsApp, she starts singing the opening lines in isiZulu, the most widely spoken language in South Africa. Translated, they mean: “Jerusalem is my home/ Guide me / Take me with You / Do not leave me here.”

“All of this happened when I was about to lose hope,” says Zikode. After so many years of being a backing singer, she wanted her voice to be heard. The lyrics are a plea for God to answer this prayer.

That night at the studio, she yelled out to Master KG: “Come back, come back, come back! Something came out.”

They recorded Jerusalema then and there, finishing just after midnight. On the way to gym the next morning, Zikode listened to it in her car. “I had goosebumps all over my body,” she says. She heard a voice saying, “This is going to be a big song.”

She prayed, sitting in her car, that Master KG would love the track, too. Lo and behold, a few days later he called and said: “My sister, you actually need to come back. This song is sounding too nice.”

Since its release in South Africa at the end of 2019, where it was one of the biggest local songs of the summer, Jerusalema has become a global hit, reaching the top five on music charts in Belgium, France, Hungary, Netherlands and Switzerland. It reached number 4 on Billboard’s world digital song sales chart.

In a year where gatherings with family and friends of the sort shown in Angola have been a rare privilege, the track seems to have taken on a special significance around the world. It has been embraced from PNG to Palestine, Canada to Curacao – where fans have attempted the #jerusalemadancechallenge, many of them complete with food and drink in hand.

In September Jerusalema became the most Shazammed song in history. It has been streamed almost 55m times on Spotify, where MasterKG has amassed 9m monthly listeners. The music video has been watched more than 170m times on YouTube. On TikTok, #Jerusalema has 385m views.

The reference to Jerusalem has made it popular with tech-savvy clergy, too. One video shows friars and sisters in Legnano, Italy dancing for an audience in the church square in habits and sandals.

Another features Catholic Padro Manolo of the Montreal Archdiocese in his vestments, grooving with several choristers. It was also performed by Palestinians in the Old City of Jerusalem.

The dance has been executed with greater precision and orderliness by the Ghanaian army. The Italian Navy launched disciplinary proceedings after cadets filmed themselves learning the dance. Medical workers from Curaçao to Canada have learned the steps to boost morale.

It is still popular in South Africa, too, where President Cyril Ramaphosa recently asked people to celebrate heritage day and the country’s progress against coronavirus by taking up the #JerusalemaDanceChallenge. After highs of over 13,000 daily cases in July, South Africa is now confirming around 2,000 daily infections, according to Johns Hopkins University. This week, it opened its borders to African countries.

The isiZulu song crossed the language barrier because “I wasn’t focussing on being Beyoncé. I was me, Nomcebo. I was singing what I know,” says Zikode.

“You know when you’re singing in your own language you are comfortable.” That feeling resonates with people, she says.

“So many cultures are loving Jerusalema. They’ve made Jerusalema their culture.”

Once travel restrictions are eased, Zikode hopes to be able to perform the song in countries around the world with Master KG. For now, she sometimes performs it for fans over Skype or Whatsapp. Often, they don’t speak the same language and it’s the only thing she can really do to communicate. “They’ll just say, ‘Jerusalema! Jerusalema!’,” says Zikode.

 

South Africa – Sunday Times

TSHISALIVE

Hitmaker Master KG reveals he didn’t pay Burna Boy to feature on remix of ‘Jerusalema’

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It goes without saying that internationally renowned musician Master KG is a force to be reckoned with, and even Nigerian singer Burna Boy chose to hop onto the hitmaker’s wave without any payment for his contribution to the Jerusalema remix.

This was made known by the hitmaker himself during an interview with a Nigerian publication, The Punch.

Even though the original version of the hit has gained commercial success, the remake which features the West African icon and South African vocalist Nomcebo Zikode, has since surpassed the original song’s success.

“I did not pay Burna Boy to feature on the remix of the song, Jerusalema. There was no paid fee for this feature to happen. The amazing thing about the song is that it was already popular.

“According to what I heard, the song was one of his favorite songs as well. It was so easy to make it work and make the collaboration a success. So, there was no payment for the feature,” Master KG remarked.

He added he also felt that the reason there was no money involved was that Burna Boy also loved the song and related to it. “It was not something he did for money, instead he did it because it comes from his heart.”

After a successful year with the internationally acclaimed hit, Master KG told TshisaLIVE earlier last year that he was humbled by the huge reception the song received.

“It’s so beautiful to see how Jerusalema has taken over the world, to see how far it has gone. The song did amazing at home, in December 2019 charting on each and every radio station. It ruled the streets and people created memories to the song.”

While the song was popular on local charts, it really took off when it was used as the inspiration for a global dance challenge on social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram last year.

The challenge saw health care workers, ministers, priests, actors, convicts, and police officers around the world participate, posting under the hashtag #JerusalemaChallenge.

Master KG had initially revealed that his dream was to reach 100 million streams on YouTube, but he reached that figure in August last year and by January the song had reached more than 300 million views.

 

 

Parting Shot

Burna Boy

Yoruba

[Post-Chorus: Burna Boy]
To’n bá ka ẹ mọ woro (Woro)
Odi woro si woro (Woro)
Èmi wọn wá mi ni gboro (Gboro)
Tọju korò ju o
Me I no dey jisoro
Na hin you see me solo
Láti kọrọ sigboro
Down to ikorodu o

 

English

[Post-Chorus: Burna Boy]

If you find it difficult (Woro)
Walls to Walls (Woro)
I look for them in the open (wide)
Keep bitter than you
Me, I care less
That is why you see me by myself
To tell a story
Down to ikorodu o

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