Celebrated South African singer Nomcebo Zikode recently revealed that despite the global success of Jerusalema, she is yet to receive any money for her contribution.
In a statement she released on Sunday, July 11, she stated that she is being ridiculed, adding that her contributions are being minimised.
Nomcebo stated that the prodicer of the song, Master KG has been basking in the plaudits of the song.
“Thank you to all the fans of #jerusalema you have made my dreams a reality, with attaining a global hit song. My voice and lyrics have transcended globally, but I still await what is due to me
“I have not been paid a cent by the label for #jerusalema despite the song’s global success. I have been ridiculed, with efforts to marginalize my contribution
“The continued love and support from the fans of #jerusalema has been my strength and anchor during this difficult time.”
Nomcebo goes on to say that her lawyers are now handling the issue of her financial compensation for her contribution to Jerusalema.
However, Master KG has since dismissed the claims saying the agreement between them was 50/50 but Nomcebo wanted to take 70% for herself and leave 30% for him.
“And again, Nomcebo can you tell these people that you are demanding a bigger percentage than mine on this song? The agreement of Jerusalema is 50/50 between me and Nomcebo but wants 70% and I must get 30%,” he wrote.