You may certainly have ever danced or sang on this song « Jerusalema ». Let’s discover its origins and some interesting facts about it !
Revealed in South Africa by the DJ Master KG and the singer Nomcebo Zikode, the video reached 100 millions views on Youtube. But do you even know in which language it is sung ? Actually, everyone has been singing this song all summer without even knowing the lyrics are actually in Zulu. Zulu is the most widely spoken home language in South Africa (24% of the population), and it is understood by over 50% of its population.
« Jesusalema » is a gospel song basically like a prayer which conveys,a message of hope.
Here is a translation of the chorus :
What’s more, a challenge, the « #JerusalemaDanceChallenge » was red-hot on social networks, creating a world solidarity movement. This joyful challenge helped cheering up the dark days we are all going through because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Here is the famous hit :
Nina Smits and Loïs Laumonnier