Nomcebo Comes Clean on Status of Her Relationship with Master KG
12 October 2021
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By Kinyua Mwangi
For the better part of 2021, ‘Jerusalama’ hit makers Nomcebo Zikode and Master KG have not been seen much together. In July, Nomcebo set social media ablaze with claims that Master KG’s label never paid her even a dime for their global hit song ‘Jerusalema’.
“I have not been paid a cent by the label for #Jerusalema despite the song’s global success. I have been ridiculed, with efforts to marginalize my contribution. I, as a female artist, can’t stay silent on this anymore, the matter is now with my lawyers,” she wrote.
This outburst explained why less of her with Master KG was seen in the beginning of 2021. They never held any tour yet travel restrictions had eased up at the time.
Fast forward, the two artists are holding different tours in Europe with Zanda Zakuza performing ‘Jerusalema’ alongside Master KG though she was not originally in the song.
Zakuza and Master KG’s last concert was the Jerusalema Live Concert in the UK. Nomcebo at the time was performing in Switzerland.
Recently, a fan told Nomcebo to be thankful to Master KG because ‘he is the one who brought her to the limelight’.
“Master KG and Music S.A fans brought you back and whatever differences you have, you must be thankful for that, keep on shining,” the fan posted.
The fan asked the ‘Xola Maya Wam’ hit maker to consider working with Master KG in future. “Hope one day you will hook up together again and give us more fire music."
In response, Nomcebo put an end to months of speculation saying her problem was never with Master KG but with his label, for withholding her pay.
"I don’t have any problem with him (Master KG) and I’ve never ever said anything to him besides sending out the statement which was clear that I need my money from the company not from him, as I’ve been trying to talk to the company many times with no luck, and they’ve been saying the song didn’t make any money so there’s no money.
“I then decided to get a lawyer to help me, so I don’t know till today why he decided to respond before the company responds… as he was not my boss/ owner of the company but my colleague,” she said.
‘Jerusalema’ hit it zenith musically in 2020 – at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic – and took the world by storm through the viral Jerusalema dance challenge.