Remember Master KG’s biggest lockdown hit, Jerusalema? The song that brought so many people together through dance, and South Africans simply couldn’t get enough of it!
The happiness of this song took a turn for the worst as Sunday World has recently announced that the multi-award- winning music maker, Kgaogelo ‘Master KG’ Moagi is being sued for his worldwide hit, Jerusalema.
The Limpopo-born music artist is being sued by music author Ntimeng Chris ‘Chamza, the DJ’ Chauke for the Jerusalema tune, reports Opera News.
According to Eminetra, Chauke, who produced King Monanda’s song has accused Master KG of stealing the hit song, and a letter from his legal representative states that the DJ demands compensation for his work on the song and an apology for not being given any accreditation for the track.
“Back in August 2019 our client, Chris Chauke was contacted by Master KG and invited to come and record a track in Johannesburg, Midrand to produce a song.”
“Our client was responsible for originating the song.”
“He also authored, composed, and produced the original song (Jerusalema) which was released by Master KG and Open mic production.”
According to a statement, Master KG was supposedly not present when the song was being put together, nor did he contribute to the song creatively, The South African reports.
Meanwhile, Nomcebo Zikode, the main voice behind the Jerusalema 2020 worldwide hit also revealed that she is suing the record company for royalties, saying “I have not been paid a cent by the label for [Jerusalema], despite the song’s global success.”
Picture: Instagram / Master KG SA