The “Jerusalema” dance challenge ( #JerusalemaDanceChallenge trending Worldwide) is taking social media by storm.”Jerusalema” is a song by South African DJ and record producer Master KG featuring South African vocalist Nomcebo. The upbeat gospel-influenced house song was initially released on 29 November 2019 after it garnered positive response online, with a music video following on 21 December. It was later included on Master KG’s second album of the same title, released in January 2020. It was eventually released on streaming services on 10 July 2020, after it went viral during mid-2020, garnering international reaction due to the #JerusalemaChallenge. A remix featuring Nigerian singer Burna Boy was released on 19 June 2020, propelling the song onto the US Billboard charts. The song topped the UK Afrobeats Singles Chart on the issue dated August 15, 2020. It has held the number one position for two weeks.
How did the jerusalema challenge start? A number of inspired dance videos have been cropping up since its release. According to Master KG, the dance challenge that has sparked craze around the world started in Angola when a group of friends recorded a video of the dance choreography that has since gone viral.
People around the world are sharing videos of themselves dancing to the hit song Jerusalema by South African musician Master KG, featuring the voice of South African songstress Nomcebo.
Master KG told local news that the viral trend started with a candid video clip of friends doing the choreography.
Social media users say the challenge is bringing the world some much-needed positivity.