Master KG is a South African musician, record producer and DJ who has gained global fame for his hit song “Jerusalema”. Born as Kgaogelo Moagi on January 31, 1996, in Tzaneen, Limpopo Province, South Africa, he grew up in Calais Village, near Bolobedu.
Early Life and Breakthrough:
Master KG’s love for music began at a young age. He started experimenting with music production software at the age of thirteen and would make beats and remixes of popular songs. He also performed at local events and weddings.
In 2018, he released the single “Skeleton Move” featuring Zanda Zakuza, which became an instant hit in South Africa and across Africa, propelling him to fame. The song won several awards, including the South African Music Award for Record of the Year in 2019.
Family, Siblings, Parents, Children:
Master KG comes from a large family and has four siblings. His mother’s name is Mokgahla Caroline Moagi. He has not disclosed much about his father. He has a son named Junior KG, born in 2018.
Education since childhood:
Master KG attended high school at Chebeng Village in Limpopo and later studied music theory at Mphahlele Secondary School. He then went on to study sound engineering at the Turfloop campus of the University of Limpopo.
Music Career, Awards, and Controversies:
Following the success of “Skeleton Move,” Master KG continued to release popular hits, including “Jerusalema,” which went viral in 2020 and became a global sensation, with people from all over the world doing the “Jerusalema Challenge.” The song earned him numerous awards, including the MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act in 2020 and the Global Record of the Year at the International Dance Music Awards in 2021.
Master KG has also been involved in several controversies, including a dispute over the rights to “Jerusalema” with his former record label, which was eventually settled out of court.
Relationships, Baby Mama, Girlfriend:
Master KG has been in a long-term relationship with singer Makhadzi, and the two have collaborated on several songs. However, the couple reportedly broke up in 2020. He also has a child with an ex-girlfriend, who is known as Mimi.
Houses and Cars, Other Businesses, and Net Worth:
Master KG is a successful musician, and he has accumulated significant wealth through his music career. He owns several houses and cars, including a Mercedes-Benz AMG and a Porsche Cayenne. In addition to his music career, he also owns a record label and has invested in property.
As of 2023, Master KG’s net worth is estimated to be around $4 million. He continues to be a leading figure in the South African music industry, and his success has made him a global icon.