“Jerusalema” Star Master KG Wins big at MTV Europe Music Awards

by | Nov 23, 2020 | Entertainment, Music, The Wire, Trends

  • Best African Act win for Master KG
  • Wins against SA club kings Kabza de Small, DJ Maphorisa
  • Burna Boy who did remix of “Jerusalema” in same category
  • Biggest track of the year, snubbed by SAMA’s

Undoubtedly the biggest song of the year, “Jerusalema”, by Master KG, featuring Nomcebo Zikode, continues to collect awards, the latest being “Best African Act” at the MTV Europe Music Awards.

This follows the Diamond Certification of the “Jerusalema” Remix by Burna Boy, which also spent eight weeks on the American Billboard Charts peaking at No: 17.

 “I would love to thank my sister Nomcebo, my team at Open Mic Productions, and everyone who has supported Master KG. Thank you so much, to all my fans all over the world,” said Master KG in his acceptance speech.

“The 2020 MTV EMAs is one of the biggest entertainment stages in the world and this year’s African nominees are undoubtedly making their presence felt globally,” said Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager of ViacomCBS Networks Africa.

The endearing track has proven Africa’s global trendsetting ability and the power of African culture to become a phenomenon, evolving from rhythmic South African gospel to afro-beat, international dance challenges and “cover” favourite.

That “Jerusalema” was snubbed at the SAMA awards is no longer of consequence.

Best African Act


Master KG (South Africa)

Kabza de Small (South Africa

DJ Maphorisa (South Africa)

Sheebah (Uganda)

Gaz Mawete (Democratic Republic of The Congo)

Rema (Nigeria)

Burna Boy (Nigeria)

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