Brenda Fassie was an icon ?
It would be safe to say that the first pop star that South Africa produced is the fiery and talented musician, Brenda Fassie. The Weekend Special icon changed the face of what was called bubblegum music in the 1980s and 1990s, and became an integral part of the sound. And on the day that marks 16 years since her passing, social media uses celebrate the life and artistry of the troubled, but undisputed Queen of African Pop.
Music legend, Yvonne Chaka Chaka made headlines recently after an interview by the music legend detailed how musicians like veteran gospel artist, Dr Rebecca Malope, had to change music genres because there was no competing with Brenda Fassie.
Twitter users have used today as a chance to introduce the 2000s that might not know who the legend is to educate them. Brenda Fassie’s stardom captured South Africa during a time when local was lekker. One of the videos that have been shared on social media, showcase MaBrrr (and this is not Moozle) performing her smash hit Weekend Special to a stadium filled with adoring audiences there to see her.
Yes, there was a time before Cassper Nyovest that a South African act could fill up a stadium.
So there is a 16 year old out there who doesn’t know who brenda fassie is, ?… lala ngoxolo mabrrr pic.twitter.com/lwJ6i61M7P
— INKABI AYIZONDI!! (@RealSbongza) May 9, 2020
Brenda Fassie died 16 years ago today. Here she performs my favorite “Weekend Special” in a never-again-to-be-so- fully-packed stadium. What a legend. RIP MaBrrr! pic.twitter.com/Xnw1b1p3PK
— Jamelia Libya K (@Miz_Tiri) May 9, 2020
Long live the spirit of Brenda Fassie✊?✊?
Queen of Afropop
Madonna of The Townships
— luleko Tlhari Maluleke (@lulekotlhari) May 9, 2020
Today we remember Brenda fassie, a true legend. 09/05/2004. pic.twitter.com/G7HNn8JggX
— MENEER WA HISTORY?. (@Malwandla_Tlang) May 8, 2020