Monday, 09 November 2020 12:19

 

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Master KG ended South Africa’s seven-year losing streak at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) last night, upsetting Nigeria’s long reign.

The Jerusalema hitmaker was named the best African act, snatching the award from fellow SA duo Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa as well as Nigerian megastar Burna Boy.

Master KG thanked his fans in South Africa and across the world for their continued support after his song with Nomcebo received the 'Best African Act' award at the MTV European Music Awards. 

Due to COVID-19 regulations, Master KG thanked his fans on social media with a heartwarming video.

During the global pandemic, the song, which is accompanied by unique dance moves, has taken over the world and it is loved by millions. 

'Jerusalema' is currently topping the charts, hitting the number one spot in 10 countries, including South Africa, France, Romania, Portugal, and Italy.

Meanwhile Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa has congratulated Master KG on winning the Best African Act Award at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs).

"We are exceptionally proud of Master KG, who took home top honours to win the coveted Best African Act Award at the MTV EMAs," the Minister said.

"Not only is this a win for South Africa; it is a win for Africa at large. Your patriotism shall go down the annals of history as you continue to place our rainbow nation on the international map. Continue to pick up the fallen spears of your predecessors in representing our motherland in such a unifying and unprecedented manner," the Minister said.

Master KG and Zikode achieved global success with their hit song 'Jerusalema'.