Master KG

Master KG was celebrated by fans on his birthday. Image via Instagram @masterkgsa Taken by: @louis_adeola

Diamond in France: Master KG finally scoops Sama for ‘Jerusalema’

Master KG is one of South Africa’s top exports. He has celebrated achievement after achievement and has added his first Sama to his already long list…

Master KG

Master KG was celebrated by fans on his birthday. Image via Instagram @masterkgsa Taken by: @louis_adeola

Master KG has flown the South African flag high across the world, receiving praise for his hit Jerusalema featuring songstress Nomcebo Zikode.

The song received its first platinum certification in Italy. The song’s music video has over 418 Million views on Youtube and achievements continue to roll in for the hitmaker. 


Master KG was recently awarded his very first South African Music Award (Sama), an International Achievement Award, which he celebrated on Twitter.

This marks his first Sama after he walked away empty-handed at last year’s awards. Jerusalema took the world by storm when people around the world took part in the Jerusalema dance challenge. From the United States to Australia, everyone was dancing to Master KG’s hit which made him a shoe in for the award. 

In a Samas statement, Master KG is praised for taking over the international stage with Jerusalema

“Through his smash hit Jerusalema, featuring Nomcebo, he reached the stratosphere of international fame and acclaim. The anthemic Jerusalema sparked an international dance phenomenon that took every corner of the world by storm.”



Shortly after he was awarded the Sama, he celebrated what he said was the biggest certification he has received so far in his career. Jerusalema was awarded a diamond certification in France.

Music Business Worldwide broke down the different certification levels in France, writing that one sale counts as 150 streams. Master KG receiving diamond certification means that Jerusalema surpassed 35 million streams in the country.

Today I Received The Biggest Certification So Far In My Career Jerusalema Feat.Nomcebo is Now Diamond In France Damn Thank You Guys and all The Team Open Mic, Elektra.africori, Warner Music France“.


According to the Samas statement, Master KG is currently touring both France and Italy. He recently teamed up with superstar DJ and songwriter David Guetta and singer/songwriter Akon on a new track, Shine Your Light

Could fans expect a new album from him soon?

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