Recently, Nigerian artist, Burna Boy took to his official Instagram handle to count his achievements. The “On the Low” crooner sighted that the remix of Jerusalema was a hit and is certified gold in Australia, diamond in France and platinum in Belgium.
However, Master KG has revealed that Burna Boy never received any money for taking part in the remix of the song.
In an interview with The Punch, Master KG revealed that Burna Boy didn’t receive any money for his feature in the song because “Jerusalema” was one of Burna Boy’s favourite songs.
“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, Master KG said.
“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.”
“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, ” he continued.
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