The MTN Bushfire festival, one of Africa’s most celebrated music and arts events, has announced that Kabza De Small, the “King of Amapiano”, will be performing at its 2023 edition. Kabza De Small is a South African DJ and record producer who has popularized the Amapiano genre, a fusion of house music, jazz, lounge and deep house with South African sounds and rhythms.
Kabza De Small, whose real name is Kabelo Motha, started his musical career in 2009 and released his first album “Avenue Sound” in 2016. He gained international recognition after the release of his hit single “Umshove” in 2018, which became a viral sensation and a club anthem. Since then, he has collaborated with other prominent artists such as DJ Maphorisa, Tresor, Wizkid and Burna Boy. He has also released several successful albums, such as “I Am the King of Amapiano: Sweet & Dust” in 2020, which was certified double platinum in South Africa and featured on Rolling Stone magazine.
Kabza De Small is known for his energetic and captivating performances, where he showcases his skills on the keyboards, piano, drum machine and synthesizer. He has performed at various festivals and events across Africa and beyond, such as Afro Nation Ghana, Rocking the Daisies, DSTV Delicious Festival and Boiler Room x Ballantine’s True Music Johannesburg. He has also won several awards and accolades, such as six South African Music Awards, two Mzansi Viewers Choice Awards, three AmaPiano Music Awards and one Sunday Times GenNext. He was also ranked at number 18 on Forbes Africa’s 30 under 30 list in 2021.
Kabza De Small will be joining a diverse and powerful line-up of artists from across Africa and beyond at the MTN Bushfire festival, which will take place from 26th to 28th May in Eswatini. The festival is a celebration of arts, culture and social change that attracts over 20 000 people from across the globe every year. The festival’s motto is “Bring Your Fire”, which encourages the proactive contribution of the individual to make a positive difference in the world.
Tickets for MTN Bushfire 2023 are on sale now at www.bush-fire.com. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience one of Africa’s most vibrant and diverse festivals and witness Kabza De Small’s fire on stage