Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa has thanked musician Master KG and vocalist Noncebo Zikode for putting South Africa on the map. The duo’s song titled Jerusalema has reached 52 million views. People from across the world have people sharing videos on social media dancing to the song.
During a virtual conversation with the artists, Mthethwa says the song brings social cohesion. “We are happy that you have put our country on the global map. You have used both song and dance to unite the whole world. We really thank you for that. We note that our continent has come to the party, Angola and many other people all over the continent. ”
Mthwethwa urged Master KG to remain true to his roots. “We note that Kgaogelo you are 24, that means that our country has a future, with people like yourselves. If you do what you are doing and emphasize on your songs including the skeleton move itself, it’s more about where you come from, you don’t’ forget your roots.”
Master KG, whose real name is Kgaogelo Moagi, says he is excited about what is going on with his music.
“It is one of those moments that I don’t get enough of, the excitement keeps on coming each and every day. There are a lot of surprises that come each day. I believed in my music that I started way back in Tzaneen, Limpopo, Calais village, trying to make beats, trying to produce. From then I just continued working on it, made sure that I perfect my beats.”
He says his first single, Skeleton Move, received awards both locally and internationally.
“I released my first single as a mainstream artist, which is Skeleton Move, and it did so well. I remember that I even went to Dallas Texas and won an award. I also won another one in Nigeria. I also won a couple of awards here at home, a lot of wonderful things. From there I just saw that there is something.”
In the video below, in conversation with Master KG and Nomcebo on Jerusalema: