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Twitter Pays Tribute To Brenda Fassie

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It is 14 years since Brenda “Ma Brr4” Fassie died in Johannesburg. But she has not been forgotten. Brenda Nokuzola Fassie was born in 1964 in Langa, a township near Cape Town. She was named after the American country singer Brenda Lee.

The daughter of a pianist, Brenda began singing to her mother’s accompaniment at a very young age. At five, she already had tourists paying to hear her sing. Producer Koloi Lebona heard about Brenda and brought her to Soweto to live with his family. She soon joined the group Joy and later formed her own band Brenda and the Big Dudes.

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Fans have paid tribute on social media. Brenda Fassie Trended all day yesterday as fans from all over paid tribute to this icon. It goes to show the magnitude of the impact she has made to African Music. Long live the spirit of Brenda Fassie.

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