Master KG is a South African artist with a global following. He was born in Limpopo on January 31, 1996.
He began producing dance beats on his computer at 13 years old and released his first single, “Situation” in 2016. His debut LP, Skeleton Move, followed 2018, with the album’s title track being named “Song of the Year” by the South African Broadcasting Corporation.
Master KG took home the award for Best Electro Artist at the 2018 All Africa Music Awards and began working on new material, releasing “Jerusalema” the following year.
Inspired by house and gospel music, “Jerusalema” and its accompanying music video both went viral, making Master KG a star not only in South Africa, but around the world.
The song’s remix topped the UK Afrobeats Singles Chart, as well as both Ultratop charts in Belgium.
A Top 10 hit in the U.S., France, Italy, and Switzerland, it inspired a related dance — the so-called #JerusalemaChallenge — and was included on Master KG’s second album, also titled Jerusalema.