Tsepo Tshola Reinvents the MTN BUSHFIRE Festival Anthem

Sankomota’s 1983 hit ‘House on Fire’, the very song that inspired festival director Jiggs Thorne to name the venue for MTN BUSHFIRE, is being revived and performed by Tsepo Tshola at this year’s festival.



One of the most exciting acts at this year’s MTN BUSHFIRE is Tsepo ‘The Village Pope’ Tshola, an experienced and captivating artist who is loved and respected in the southern African music scene. Tshola is well known for his independent work, as well as for his past work with the seminal eighties Afrobeat group, Sankomota – in fact, it is with this group that he wrote the hit song “House on Fire”, the song that incited the naming of the magical venue for MTN BUSHFIRE.


Tshola is bringing his fire to this year’s MTN BUSHFIRE, working to reinvent his decades old hit as the new festival anthem. Although the song has long passed its prime, Tshola hopes to add a refreshing spin to the classic, exposing enchanted crowds to the melodies that first inspired the name for the astonishingly beautiful venue. If you’ve ever been curious about where the name “House on Fire” comes from, you can’t miss this act!


MTN BUSHFIRE will be held this year from the 25 – 27 of May at House on Fire in Malkerns, Swaziland. Tickets are available through MTN Mobile Money, at www.bushfire.co.sz, or at MTN Service Centres in Mbabane, Matsapha, Manzini, Simunye, and the Gables. We look forward to seeing you at the festival – Mo’Faya!

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