It was pure magic when more than 200 employees from 24 departments of the Slingeland Hospital danced to the song Jerusalema by Master KG.
The “Jerusalema” dance challenge was first started when the Angolan dance troupe Fenómenos do Semba recorded themselves dancing to a hit South African house track by DJ Master KG and vocalist Nomcebo in February. They sparked a viral phenomenon that has since lapped the globe.
“Jerusalema” is a song by South African DJ and record producer Master KG featuring South African vocalist Nomcebo. The gospel-influenced house song released on 29 November 2019 and was later released on Master KG’s second album of the same title in January 2020.
It went viral during mid-2020, garnering international reaction due to the #JerusalemaChallenge. But it reached the heights at where it is now after Nigerian singer Burna Boy released a cover of it on 9 June 2020, which helped it get on the US Billboard charts.
Jerusalema has become a viral song during the isolation and loss caused by the lockdown everywhere. Master KG and Nomcebo, who performed ‘Jerusalema’ in the isiZulu language, have described it as a prayerful song that speaks to the soul in times of trouble.