- Master KG has walked away with a prestigious MTV EMA award for his hit song Jerusalema
- The musician thanked his fans from all over the world in a pre-recorded video that was shared on social media
- Excited South Africans flooded his comments with heaps of praise and joy for the incredible achievement
Master KG has once again flown the South African flag high across international waters by winning himself an MTV European Music Award this past Sunday. The Jerusalema hitmaker thanked his fans from all over the world for the incredible support.
The hit track won an award for the Best African act, beating South African duo DJ Maphorisa and Kabza de Small, Nigeria's Burna Boy, Uganda songstress Sheebah and Gaz Mawete of the DRC. Master shared a video message to express his gratitude.
“I would love to thank each and every person out there, all over the world, for making this possible. I would love to thank my sister (collaborator Nomcebo Zikode), my team at Open Mic Productions. Everyone who is behind Master KG, thank you guys so much! To my fans all around the world, without you I don't think this would be possible.”
As it stands, the Jerusalema track is still making waves across the world. The song has been played more than 200 million times on YouTube. The remix with Burna Boy was also recently certified diamond in France.
Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa also took to social media to praise the singer and acknowledge the massive achievement. He said:
"Your patriotism shall go down in the annals of history. Continue to pick up the fallen spears of your predecessors in representing our motherland in such a unifying and unprecedented manner."
Social media users flooded the musician with congratulatory messages as well. Twitter user ZealSmafo said:
"You can tell that this gentleman is so humble."
"No manual for success. Who will believe you will get an MTV Award before AKA and Cass. Don't underrate anyone in life."
"Congratulations Master KG"
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Master KG has had one whopper of a 2020 and it just seems to keep on getting better. He topped another chart and received another lit nomination.
Taking to social media with great pride, Master KG revealed that he was sitting at the top of the Top 10 African songs of United Kingdom Afrobeat Chart Top 20. Our guy has been smashing international levels this whole year.
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