Mzansi stars who are the creators of the beautiful international hit song Jerusalema are now embroiled in an ugly royalty ‘twar’.
This comes after Nomcebo Zikode accused Kgaogelo “Master KG” Moagi and Open Mic Productions of not paying her royalties owed to her and being replaced as the singer on the track for a world tour.
The song has made its way across the world and broke the record by sitting on the various number spot on charts across the world.
While the producer and record label boss are touring Europe, award-winning singer and co-author of Jerusalema Nomcebo Zikode has consulted with her legal team from Rosengarten & Feinberg and handed a letter of demand to Open Mic Productions after allegedly claiming to not have received a cent from Jerusalema sales and streams.
Sunday World had also reported that the Xola Moya Wam singer was being sidelined by Open mic bosses and they had used Zanda Zakuza to go on tour singing Jerusalema with Master KG in Paris.
Master KG has since responded to Zikode’s claims on Twitter.
In a tweet, Twitter user, @MasterKGsa, believed to be the account of Master KG, said, “Last Year Nomcebo Started Jerusalema Tour Without Me And I Never Had A Problem And Few Weeks Back I Started My Tour And Then Nomcebo Went To The Media and Created a Story That I’m Leaving Her behind…I Dont Really Know Why Things Must Be Like This.”
In a separate tweet, addressing the issues surrounding the royalties, @MasterKGsa tweeted, “The Agreement Of Jerusalema Is 50/50 Between Me And Nomcebo But Wants 70% and I Must Get 30%.”
Last Year Nomcebo Started Jerusalema Tour Without Me And I Never Had A Problem And Few Weeks Back I Started My Tour And Then Nomcebo Went To The Media and Created a Story That I’m Leaving Her behind…I Dont Really Know Why Things Must Be Like This pic.twitter.com/94G50TOrLF
— MASTER KG (@MasterKGsa) July 11, 2021
The Agreement Of Jerusalema Is 50/50 Between Me And Nomcebo But Wants 70% and I Must Get 30%
— MASTER KG (@MasterKGsa) July 11, 2021
The tiff between the two led to many fans sharing their thoughts on the matter on Twitter.
Here are some of the reactions:
The Matter is between Nomcebo & Open Mic Productions , stop putting the blame on Master KG.
— Hermaine M (@HermaineM) July 11, 2021
According to Master KG The Agreement Of Jerusalema Is 50/50 Between Him And Nomcebo But Nomcebo Zikode Wants 70% and Master KG Must Get 30%.
— Man’s NOT Barry Roux (@AdvoBarryRoux) July 11, 2021
Master KG & Nomcebo Zikode’s fight it’s a big one!!
It’s the one that needs our attention it’s deep & complicated!!
It’s Real Madrid vs Barcelona kinda battle.. It’s international!
Lena ka King Monada & Makhadzi is Black Leopards vs Baroka FC!!! 😩
— ChrisExcel (@ChrisExcel102) July 11, 2021
Before we fight anyone with this matter Master KG must Show us the contract between Open Mic and Momcebo or between master KG and Nomcebo about the Jerusalema song. Lets not fight in the dark Comrade #JusticeForNomcebo pic.twitter.com/cYopvt9Dcv
— Salawexe | Official (@Salawexe_Jnr) July 11, 2021
Nomcebo Zikode says Open Mic Productions has not paid her a cent for Jerusalema, whilst Master KG is enjoying his riches, the blueprint behind Jesrusalema has not been paid for dues. This is so shameful, disappointing and distasteful.
— Bruno Sigwela🇿🇦 (@BrunoSigwela) July 11, 2021
— ANELE ™ (@Anele__ZA) July 11, 2021
— 🇸🇿D L A M I N I🇿🇦 (@Thelumusa_Nkosi) July 11, 2021
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