Cape Town – Jerusalema, a South African-made hit song that became a global anthem continues to make strides abroad.
The latest is a recognition certificate awarded to South African musician, Nomcebo Zikode, during her recent performance in Tunisia.
The vocalist made the revelation on Instagram, where she shared a video of her performance and thanked Tunisia for the recognition.
The post was accompanied by a caption in a mixture of isiZulu and English, she said that she wrote the song in her mother tongue and sang it.
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“Thank you Tunisia for awarding me with this honorary certificate,” she wrote.
She went on to thank other countries that recognised her for writing and singing the song.
“Togo, Benin, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Bukina Faso, Cameroon, United Arab Emirates, USA and Switzerland,” she wrote.
She gave a heart and hug emoji to her supporters, and “To hater, bullies… shame on you,” she wrote.
In June, the singer celebrated the song receiving 500 million views since its release two years ago.
She took to her Instagram at the time, to express her excitement and how she felt about the song’s development.
“500 Million views. The growth of this song still amazes me till this day. I’ve travelled to so many countries where it’s still being played like it was released last week! We thank God,” wrote Nomcebo.
Her certificate of recognition for Jerusalema comes shortly after musician Presley Lebogang “Biblos” Ledwaba and Ntimela Chris “ Charmza the DJ” Chauke filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Master KG and his company, Open Mic Productions.
Charmza the DJ and Biblos claimed that they created Jerusalema.
However, Master KG rubbished the claims, calling the two artists “clueless”.
According to TshisaLIVE, Open Mic Production has served a notice of intention to dispute the claims.
Picture: Twitter/ @Nomcebozikode
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe