Ndlovu Youth Choir leads Jerusalema challenge on Heritage Day [video]
Andile Sicetsha

This year’s Heritage Day celebrations feel different. In the midst of all the hardships we have faced thus far, an air of optimism still lingers in South Africa.

Jerusalema challenge: The world embraces Master KG

Much of this euphoria has been brought on by the globally recognised Jerusalema challenge, a song that became the most Shazamed track in the world.

There is absolutely nothing Master KG could do to prepare for his meteoric rise to stardom. Everyone — literally — has embraced the uplifting song that features vocals from Nomcebo Zikode. Even Cristiano Ronaldo synced it into a montage he posted on his Instagram page.

Today, the Jerusalema challenge is a dance that everyone uses to celebrate triumphs. In Italy, nurses were honoured with the challenge for their contributions in battling the deadly coronavirus (Covid-19).

Ndlovu Youth Choir leads Ramaphosa’s Heritage Day request

In South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on people to unite under the drums of Master KG’s smash hit.

“There can be no better way to celebrate our South Africans than joining the global phenomenon that is spreading across the world, and that is the “Jerusalema” Dance Challenge. I urge all of you to take up this challenge on Heritage Day,” the president said.

Leading this request was the Ndlovu Youth Choir. The multi-award-winning group gathered in numbers to perform their rendition of the Jerusalema challenge. Suffice it to say, there probably won’t be a better entry out there.

Watch the choir’s dance below: