New Twist To Jerusalema Ownership Wrangle As Master KG Gets Dragged To High Court
Internationally-acclaimed artist and music producer Master KG has been served with a lawsuit for copyright infringement for the global hit song Jerusalema.
Ntimela Chris Chauke who’s popularly known as Chamza the DJ and Biblos are said to have instituted legal action against Master KG, Open Mic Productions and distributor Africori.
Celebrity gossip blogger Musa Khawula has since confirmed the development on his official Twitter handle.
Charmza the DJ is alleged to have composed Jerusalema with Nomcebo writing the lyrics and performed it for the master recording. It is further alleged that Master KG was not even in the studio when Jerusalema was conceptualized.
This is not the first time that Master KG has been served with a lawsuit over Jerusalema. Last year, Charmza Dj accused Master KG of stealing ‘Jerusalema’.
Charmza DJ demanded an apology from Master KG for plagiarism and not crediting him for the song where he features Nomcebo Zikode.
He also demanded compensation for the work he did on the hit song.
Meanwhile, despite making history together in the South African music industry, Master KG and Nomcebo Zikode no longer talk to each other.
Master KG recently admitted to DRUM that it has been a long time since he last spoke to Nomcebo, even though he still likes her social media posts.
We haven’t spoken in a long time, I see her posts and I like them. I also understand that she is busy, and we are always touring. Maybe soon, when the matter is resolved we will get together and celebrate the success of the song.
In July 2021, South Africans were startled after Nomcebo revealed that she had not been paid her royalties despite Jerusalema’s international success.
I have not been paid a cent by the label for #jerusalema despite the song’s global success. I have been ridiculed, with efforts to marginalize my contribution.
The continued love and support from the fans of #jerusalema has been my strength and anchor during this difficult time.
Last year, Master KG accused Nomcebo on Twitter of being greedy, demanding 70% royalties of the anthem instead of the agreed 50%.
In an apparent U-turn, Master KG downplayed the tension between him and Nomcebo, saying there is no drama between them.