DJ’s in Clubs around the world are quickly catching the South African house music fever and at least wont signout without scratching the disks to explode some of the leading hits from the rainbow nation.
“Jerusalema” an electronic dance rhythm by South African producer Master KG featuring the haunting vocals of Nomcebo Zikode, has caught the imagination of fans across the world.
In Kigali alone, virtual dance parties cannot avoid Jerusalem and Omunye songs even when few fans know the meaning of the Zulu words. It is the rhythm that gets you on your feet dancing till you sweat.
During this seemingly unrelenting Covid-19 pandemic, creative minds are churning out loads of music hits that are unprecedented.
Jerusalem song’s official video for the song has been watched 107 million times on YouTube.
A remix of the song was released in July featuring a guest appearance by the Nigerian superstar Burna Boy and the single topped the recently launched UK Afrobeats Singles Chart for two weeks during August.
Master KG has been an emerging star on the South African music scene for the last few years winning awards and recognition from the industry players for his innovative approach to music.
‘Omunye’ By Distruction Boyz
It was dropped into clubs in 2017 . “Omunye phezu komunye” is a Zulu phrase meaning “it’s too packed one was on top of the other.”
However, some SABC radio stations banned the song claiming it was promoting unprotected sex.
Distruction Boyz group said “any person who thinks this is sexual needs Jesus.” The group’s song was apparently excluded from playlists, despite it being one of the most popular songs in the country.
Distruction Boyz mentor DJ Tira defended the group saying, “Omunye talks about a packed party, not anything dirty. Thank you to radio stations that are playing the song.”