Madonna of the Townships: Remembering Brenda Fassie

Brenda Fassie. (Gallo)

Brenda Fassie. (Gallo)

Renowned musician Brenda Fassie, affectionately known in the entertainment industry as “Ma Brrrr”, would have turned 51 this month and South Africans took to social media to remember her. It’s no secret that Nokuzola Fassie was one of Mzansi’s biggest and most influential musicians, known for her energy, boldness on stage and popular hits such as Vulindlela, Soon and Very Soon, Weekend Special and Black President. Many on Twitter sent happy birthday messages while others remembered Fassie for her voice, dance moves and no nonsense attitude.

Fassie made headlines for many reasons; she shot many music videos and documentaries about her life and music. Let’s take a look:

Brenda Fassie – I Can’t Stop Loving You!

 
Sthembiso Sithole

Sthembiso Sithole

Sthembiso Sithole studied journalism at Tshwane University of Technology. He has achieved so much, and there are tonnes more he dreams of accomplishing. He is currently studying towards a BA Honours in Journalism and Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. He has written for The Star, was a blogger for JournTau, worked at SABC as a digital online news producer and was formerly the Mail & Guardian's social media editor. Read more from Sthembiso Sithole

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