Master KG Biography: Age, Early Life, Girlfriend, Career, Awards & Nominations, Jerusalema, Controversy, Car.
Master KG is a South African producer and musician who has done nothing but taken the music industry by storm. He is considered to be one of the best house music producers in the country.
Master KG Age
Master KG Early Life
He developed a passion for music when he started playing musical instruments in 2009 at the age of 13. From that, Master KG knew that’s what he wanted to do in his life, producing nothing but great hits.
At first his parents were not convinced by his passion and instead wanted him to focus more on his studies. However, Master KG could not let go and ended up having his parents convinced that was what he wanted to do.
“It is not easy to make it in this industry. I had to be strong and there were times when I wanted to give up. But my family and friends supported me and actually said my time would come. Hard work and perseverance eventually paid off.” he said.
Master KG Girlfriend
The lovers apparently had been dating for over two years, but during that time, they were determined to keep their romance a secret.
Speaking confidently about his love for Makhadzi, Master KG said,
“We waited for the right time to confirm the relationship because we knew that timing was everything. We have now learnt to have our careers while also juggling the relationship at the same time. But it’s not easy because music still comes first for all of us.”
Master KG Career
Master KG has had the opportunity to build a fan base in countries such as Zambia, Botswana and Kenya as he’s had the opportunity to perform there.
He later on signed to Open Mic Production owned by Molau Rammala and that is when the management advised him to finish his studies. This was so that he could be marketable.
At the age of 22 in 2018, Master KG released his debut album titled ‘Skeleton Move’ which he went on a tour for to promote with the help of Open Mic Production.
Master KG Awards & Nominations
Here’s a list of what he’s won since he began making music.
2018 – Best Artist Group in the African Electro at the AFRIMA Awards (Won)
2018 – Best Dance Song at the Limpopo Music Awards (Nominated)
2018 – Best Music Video at the Limpopo Music Awards (Nominated)
2018 – Song of the Year at the Limpopo Music Awards (Nominated)
2018 – Song of the Year at the SABC Summer Song Awards (Nominated)
2018 – Artiste of the Year The Headies Award (Nominated)
2019 – Best Male Southern Africa at the sixth annual African Muzik Magazine Awards (Afrimma) in Texas (Won)
Master KG Jerusalema
Master KG kept Mzansi on it’s feet with his 2019 banger Jerusalema featuring Nomcebo. The producer was in celebratory mode when his hit single reached 14 million views on YouTube within 4 months.
The hit video was directed by the famous Kyle White and consists of gospel inspired lyrics, with the catchy Master KG signature tune. The music video has gained continental fans as well with African people appreciating the video in the comments section.
As if that was not enough his Jerusalema remix featuring Nomcebo Zikode and Burna Boy, has debuted at number six on the Billboard World Digital Sales Charts.
According to Phil Mphela, the song has also charted at number 31 on the billboard hot dance and electronic songs charts.
This hit has not had Mzansi dancing, but the whole world joined in and it’s fun to watch people having a good time.
The song even has a Spanish cover version sung by Matias Javier all the way in Santiago Chile.
This will definitely want to make you join in.
Master KG Controversy
People all over social media had a field day when they made fun of Master KG and Makhadzi’s looks. Especially looking at the fact that Master KG was not in his signature appearance of wearing a cap and shades, and how Makhadzi was not wearing any make-up.On Facebook, Master KG joined in on the fun and laughed the bullying off by acting ’embarrassed’ at the fact that it is the first time people get to see him without a cap on.
However, there were some people who came to both their defense, saying the mean tweets are nothing more than cyber bullying.
Prince Kaybee came under attack from tweeps for endorsing Master KG’s continually growing musical reach on social media. A tweep alleged that Prince Kaybee is only congratulating Master KG because he is being fake deep. The tweep alleged that Prince Kaybee had previously referred to Master KG’s music as “tavern music.”
This time, Prince Kaybee wanted receipts for allegedly calling Master KG’s music “tavern music.” No one has been able to pull out the receipt, but that has not stopped trolls from still making the claims that he had said or tweeted the jab.
It seems when Prince Kaybee congratulates a fellow artist, tweeps always assume that he’s being fake. That’s not fair.
Master KG Car
His hard work over the years has definitely paid off as one can see with the mean set of wheels that he awarded himself with.Master KG has been enjoying the fruits of his successful music labour recently, and he has not shied away from showing off his achievements.
The 23-year old took to his Instagram account to share the exciting news of his new whip purchase where he wrote, “Early birthday present to myself, I’m back at VW Group lol”
The young talent is solely focused on growing in the industry and producing great hits. His determination and hard work are proof that when one starts their career at an early age, they are bound to make it in life. He continues to be an inspiration to many young upcoming artists.