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Why Master KG’s ‘Jerusalema’ is the biggest song in the world [video]

Andile Sicetsha - 02.09.2020

Master KG has unlocked unchartered territory in his rise to global stardom and it’s all thanks to #Jerusalema

The wind is sailing behind the vessel that carries Master KG and at this point, he is beyond reach. This is the sentiment we all felt when Juventus star forward Cristiano Ronaldo used Jerusalema as the soundtrack to a video he posted on his Instagram.

The song that features vocals from Nomcebo Zikode was released in the last quarter of 2019, before the world was plunged into a war with an unseen enemy.

Jerusalema, a gospel about the holy journey to a city that raised Jesus Christ, has since become the anthem of our times.

Why Jerusalema is the biggest song in the world

Thanks to TikTok, what started out as a dance challenge quickly turned into a global phenomenon.

Master KG and Zikode’s song took over the airwaves and everyone, from Italy’s healthcare workers to newly wedded couples from all walks of life, embraced Jerusalema.

The official music video, released in January, has reached 111 million views and on Spotify, Master KG has garnered more than 6 million monthly listeners.

The Jerusalema fever keeps spiking up every week, it seems. At every turn, Master KG wins over a new prominent fan.

A wish came true for Master KG

This time, Cristiano Ronaldo made it clear that the soundtrack to his life is Master KG’s song. The iconic footballer posted this reel on his IG with Jerusalema synced as the audio.

For Master KG, this gesture was a dream come true.

“I remember telling my friends weeks ago that my wish is to see Cristiano [Ronaldo] playing Jerusalema and today he posted it,” he exclaimed in a tweet.

The road that lies ahead from the producer from Limpopo can only be paved with blessings and good fortunes.

Fellow musician Cassper Nyovest expressed his sheer excitement for KG’s unprecedented ascension. He tweeted:

“Master KG is gonna (sp) hit a billion views with Jerusalema! That would be so brilliant to witness! So inspiring!”

Here are some other reactions we picked out from social media: