Jerusalema singer and songwriter Nomcebo Zikode has taken her record label Open Mic for unpaid royalties for the song Jerusalema where she is featured by Master KG.
The KZN singer took to social media with a statement saying,” Thank you to all the fans of #Jerusalemayou made my dreams a reality, with attaining a global hit song. My voice and lyrics have transcended globally, but I still await whta is due to me. I have not been paid a cent by the label for #jerusalema despite the songs’s global success. I have been ridiculed , with efforts to marginalise my contribution,” she wrote.
“The continued love and support from the fans of #jerusalema has been my strength and anchor during this difficult time. I, as a female artist cant stay silent on this anymore, the matter is now with my lawyers.”
This month, Nomcebo handed a letter of demand to her record label, who have since not responded. The co-owner Lionel Jamela has been touring Europe with Master KG and was not available for comment.
Fan of Nomcebo have since taken to social media to support the singer:
A lot of People thought the attack was on Open Mic but the truth is out there now ! Pay Nomcebo her royalties for nje kphela #Jerusalema. @Nomcebozikode @OpenMicProdSA#HandsOffNomcebo #JusticeForNomcebo pic.twitter.com/SMWjVyQFaH— 🇸🇿D L A M I N I🇿🇦 (@Thelumusa_Nkosi) July 11, 2021