Popular South African musician, Master KG, famed for his song, Jerusalema, has said that Burna Boy was not paid to feature on the remix of his hit song.
Although the original version of the song is a commercial success, the remix which features the African giant, has surpassed the original song’s success.
While listing his achievements in 2020, Burna Boy via his official Instagram handle noted that Jerusalema remix is certified gold in Austria, diamond in France and platinum in Belgium.
Master KG said, “I did not pay Burna Boy to feature on the remix of the song, Jerusalema. There was no paid fee for this feature to happen. The amazing thing about the song is that it was already popular. According to what I heard, the song was one of his favourite songs as well. It was so easy to make it work and make the collaboration a success. So, there was no payment for the feature
“I also feel that the reason there was no money involved is because Burna Boy also loves the song and he related well with the song. It was not something he did for money instead he did it because it comes from his heart.”
The multiple award-winning South African singer further revealed that he was surprised when Burna Boy sang in Zulu language on the song. He said, “I remember the first time I heard his verse, he sang in Zulu language and I was shocked. I asked him where he learnt the Zulu language from but he just said, ‘don’t worry about that. How do you feel about the song?’ It was amazing. A lot of people think that he asked me how to pronounce the words but he never did that, that shows you that he is an African man and the African giant. He showed that we are all one in Africa despite the languages we speak.”