Last updated on Sep 18th, 2020 at 09:39 am
It has become a global music phenomenon and by the looks of it, Master KG’s hit song Jerusalema is continuing to take over the world by storm
The smash hit song has unofficially been an anthem for 2020 and has seen major success on the charts, as well as inspiring countless dance challenges on social media and clocking well over 100 million views on YouTube.
Even award-winning singer Burna Boy has lent his vocals to the remix, in which he skillfully sings in isiZulu.
And it’s not just South African music lovers who are fans of the viral song – featuring Nomcebo Zikode on the vocals – it has reached all four corners of the earth.
And some of the biggest celebs are loving it too!
Singing superstar Janet Jackson posted a video of a little girl dancing to the song, captioning the video: “Get it sis #BlackGirlMagic”
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) September 2, 2020
And then there’s Cristiano Ronaldo – one of the biggest soccer stars on the planet – who used the track as his theme song to his engagement video to fiance Georgina Rodriguez…
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Meanwhile a debate ensued on Twitter over which song between Jerusalema and Mgarimbe’s Sister Bettina was the biggest track in the country.
Sadly for Master KG, the latter won the argument hands down….
Don’t you dare disrespect Sister Bettina like that pic.twitter.com/GdawWkeDTQ
— Mamthembu❤ (@ZandileGongo) September 3, 2020
I know Jerusalema is big but Sister Bettina is just different 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/JF5gzl6Ncd
— Khomotso🚀 (@KhomotjoAlly2) September 2, 2020
Sister Bettina runs so deep that we can classify it as part of our South African culture pic.twitter.com/hnVN4DL785
— Tahula (@Thulimjwara) September 2, 2020
Perhaps we can formally adopt both songs as our unofficial national anthems?