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I've gone from zero to hero, says Nomcebo Zikode on her journey to fame with Jerusalema

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Singer Nomcebo Zikode has scored a global hit with her velvet vocals on the track Jerusalema produced by Master KG. (PHOTO: SUPPLIED)
Singer Nomcebo Zikode has scored a global hit with her velvet vocals on the track Jerusalema produced by Master KG. (PHOTO: SUPPLIED)

She settled down in her living room with her family like scores of fellow South Africans to listen to the president address the country on the latest lockdown regulations. And when Cyril Ramaphosa called on the nation to take up the Jerusalema challenge this Heritage Day, Nomcebo Zikode leapt off the couch, tears welling in her eyes.

Even though the song has spawned a dance craze among young and old in Spain, Canada, Jamaica and Italy, the president’s shoutout was particularly meaningful.

“This isn’t usual – there are many people who wish for this to happen to them, but it happened to me and Master KG,” she gushes.

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