South African vocalist and the voice behind Master KG’s Shazam Global No. 1, Nomcebo Zikode joins Cuppy via FaceTime on Apple Music 1 to talk about her debut album ‘Xola Moya Wam,’ the worldwide success of “Jerusalema,” going Platinum in a month and wanting to work with Beyonce and Davido.
Nomcebo Zikode on “Jerusalema” reaching No. 1 on Shazam’s Global Chart:
God is amazing. Every time I always say, God can take a nobody and make him a hero or make him a king. Like right now, honestly, I’ve never thought that my voice or the song that is written by me can be all over, like it’s happening with “Jerusalema” because I’ve been asking God that, “God, can you allow me to sing to the world? Can you actually… Not even to the world, to South Africans.” But only what God did for me is not only to sing for South Africans, but to sing to the world because “Jerusalema” is global.
Nomcebo Zikode on going gold in two weeks and platinum in a month:
After Jerusalema, I’ve released an album which has nine tracks. The single, “Xola Moya Wami,” on that album, just reach gold in two weeks. In a month, reach platinum.
So, that alone, it showed me how much people wanted my voice, how much people were hungry for me to give them my music.
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