Choreographers cash in on Jerusalema

02 Oct, 2020 - 00:10 0 Views
Choreographers cash in on Jerusalema Mzoe 7


Langalakhe Mabena
It’s trending all over the world!

Limpopo star Master KG’s smash hit featuring Nomcebo Zikode, Jerusalema, will this month be turning a year after its release and has been a massive success all over the world lately with the trending Jerusalema dance challenge.

Zimbabweans have since joined in the Jerusalema dance challenge.

Choreographers including Mzoe 7, Mbongeni Marcel and Nokuthaba Ndlovu have been approached by different companies to help them come up with the Jerusalema dance challenge routines.

B-Metro caught up with singer-cum-choreographer Mzoe 7 who has worked with more than five companies in bringing the dance challenge into fruition.

Despite him not disclosing how much he is paid for choreography, he said that the token made him comfortable such that he was considering doing dancing lessons as his main showbiz specialisation.

“The Jerusalema Dance challenge has brought to me fortune as I have been approached by over five companies in helping them to come up with the routine of the song. These include Greens supermarket Bulawayo, Maita Media, Kiyayitsi Film, KBM Marketing and the latest being the Ministry of Youth.

“I can’t disclose how much I charge for a single choreography but I can say I am happy with the cheque I get per shoot. It has actually helped me a lot during the lockdown,” said Mzoe 7.

As he will be dealing with people who are not literal dancers with some doing the challenge as an order from their companies’ management, Mzoe 7 revealed that so far he had not encountered any challenges in teaching them dance moves.

“I am a choreographer by profession but when dealing with these people I reduce myself to their level. “The Jerusalema challenge has actually made me realise that I enjoy working with non-professional dancers because they are willing to learn,” said Mzoe 7 who was one of the choreographers of last year’s edition of Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards (RoilBAA).

Meanwhile, Mzoe 7’s latest single Asambeni and its flawless music visuals, is tipped to get him at least three nominations at this year’s RoilBAAs for Best Music Video, Best Amapiano/Gqom song or artiste and Best Male Artiste, that’s if his works are brought to the table.

The song is doing well locally and outside the country. It is sitting on position eight on National FM’s top 40 and number six on ZiFM’s top 40 charts.

“With Asambeni especially the music video, I am happy with the success so far. I think working with Thandanani Women Ensemble played a pivotal role in generating more reviews because we managed to capture audiences from the younger ones to the older generation,” said Mzoe 7.

The nominees of the RoilBAA will be revealed on 2 October with the voting lines opening on 9 October closing on 20 November.

The ceremony will be held on 27 November.

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