As the original song, featuring Nomcebo Zikode, was making waves across the globe and breaking many music records across the board, the remix with Burna Boy was released in June 2020 six months after the original. The remix reached over 15 million streams and was certified gold in just two months.
The music producer said efforts to work with Burna Boy on the remix were easy because he was already a big fan of the original.
It was revealed by Punch magazine, a publication in Nigeria, that Master KG surprisingly said he didn’t pay Burna Boy any fee to be on the remix for the hit song.
Speaking to The Citizen, he said he was just as surprised as everybody else that Burna didn’t send a retainer, adding that the Nigerian artist wasn’t doing the feature for money but rather for the love of the song.
Master KG has competed with these artists before in award shows, winning the coveted Best International Act: Africa at the MTV Europe Music Awards. He broke the monopoly of Nigerian superstars such as Tiwa, Burna Boy and Davido, who have won the award for the past five years.
Recently getting the chance to perform to his fans abroad, Master KG says his favourite memory of the trip was in Nigeria.
“One of my best highlights is where I was in Nigeria relaxing in a pool then people started dancing to Jerusalema not knowing I’m right next to them and when I went to Santiago and got to dine and entertain Vin Diesel and his family.”
Master KG said the famous actor invited him to his home to perform and be the evening’s entertainment.
The artist celebrated his birthday on Sunday, when he turned 25, with a low key celebration. He is, however, planning a “big” birthday party, likely to be streamed online.
Im Turning 25 Years Of Life Today but Most Definitely I wanna Thank GOD For Making Me See This Day.Happy Birthday To My Self…Thank you Everyone for supporting my Talent..???????????? pic.twitter.com/T8OC5pzoSY
— Jerusalema Deluxe Out Now!! (@MasterKGsa) January 30, 2021