Mzansi singer/songwriter Nomcebo Zikode has met her idol and popular US singer John Legend.
“New day, new morning to start fresh and achieve your goals.”
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Nomcebo Zikode is living her best life abroad and she is not unfazed by Master Kg’s legal woes over his global hit Jerusalema.
Zikode continues to celebrate the song she wrote and she took to her Instagram account to gush about its success.
Nnomcebo recently returned from a gig in Tunisia.
She shared a video of her performance and one could tell that the crowd enjoyed it.
“Come on men you can say what you can say and I won’t fault you but I have put the Zulu nation and the whole of South Africa on the map. I WROTE IT ( YES I WROTE IT ) in my breast tongue and sang it again. A big song, something you will never lose and it will be there in history and this is my truth. ”
She thanked the country and it’s people for awarding her with an honorary certificate “Thank you Tunisia for awarding me with this honorary certificate. Thanks to all countries who respected me and awarded me for writing and singing this song countries be like.”
A couple of months ago Nomcebo claimed that she did not benefit for her contributions to the song. “I have not been paid a cent by the record label for #Jerusalema despite the song’s global success. I have been ridiculed, with efforts to marginalize my contribution. I, as a female artist, can’t stay silent anymore, the matter is now with my lawyers,” she said in a statement shared on Instagram.
The record company Open Mic Production responded to the singer’s statement confirming that both artists were not paid. “No payment has been made to either artist as yet because Nomcebo is yet to sign the featured artist agreement that essentially records what was agreed between herself and Master KG prior to both of them going into the studio.”
Open Mic added that during the creation of the song Master KG (main artist) and Nomcebo Zikode (the featured artist) agreed on sharing 50/50 on Master KG’s earning.
The statement continued to reveal that: “The featured artist agreement which reflected the equal split was drafted last year November for both parties to sign. Nomcebo Zikode through her legal team reviewed the contract and proposed a higher percentage.”
Master KG also took to Twitter to share his side of the story.
This is after Charmza the DJ and Biblos have instituted legal proceedings against him and his record label Open Mic Productions, and music distributor Africori, whose majority shareholder is the Warner Music Group, for alleged copyright infringement in respect of their commercialization of the Jerusalema song and master recording.