Brenda Fassie

Brenda Fassie

Wildly popular black South African singer (primarily kwaito and mbaqanga) from the Cape Town township of Langa whose career started at the age of 16 after she moved to Soweto (near Joburg).

Her first big hit came in 1983 with "Weekend Special", in an outfit called "Brenda and the Big Dudes" (which was also released internationally as a 12" maxi through ccp Record Company).

Legendary status was bestowed upon her later during the 80's when she teamed up with Sello "Chicco" Twala. Their explosive musical interaction culminated in the monster album "Too Late For Mama" which became a multi-platinum seller in 1989 and rose to the top of most SA charts. Several self-produced albums followed, showcasing her diverse talents, skills and styles. Teaming up again with Chicco, the 1998 release "Memeza" became South Africa’s best selling release of the year, shifting 500,000 units and earning Brenda several SA Music Awards as well as new fans with the smash "Vul’indela".

"The girl with the golden voice", "South Africa’s queen of pop", "undisputed queen of the vocals" are some of the names this most enduring star has been called during her 24-year career. Time Magazine itself referred to the bisexual singer as "The Madonna of the Townships".

Born in 1964, Brenda died of a cocaine overdose on 9th May 2004.
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Brenda Fassie Discography


BREN(E)4051731 Brenda Fassie Brenda(LP) The CCP Record Company BREN(E)4051731 South Africa 1987 Sell This Version
BREN(V)4062431 Brenda Fassie Umuntu Ngumuntu Ngabantu(LP) The CCP Record Company BREN(V)4062431 South Africa 1988 Sell This Version
BREN (V) 4064231 Brenda* Too Late For Mama(LP, Album) Brenda (2) BREN (V) 4064231 South Africa 1989 Sell This Version
BREN (V) 4064851 Brenda* Black President (Album, Comp) Mercury BREN (V) 4064851 Zimbabwe 1990 Sell This Version
LP EWM 4030 Brenda Fassie Brenda(LP) Ariola LP EWM 4030 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
CD 883 635-907 Brenda Fassie Brenda(CD, Album) BMG ARIS CD 883 635-907 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
4066222, CDBREN (WL) 91 Brenda Fassie I Am Not A Bad Girl (CD, Album) CCP Record Company, CCP Record Company 4066222, CDBREN (WL) 91 1991 Sell This Version
CDRBL213 Chicco (3) And Brenda* Chicco (3) And Brenda* - Children Of God - Soon & Very Soon(CD, Album) Teal Records CDRBL213 South Africa 1994 Sell This Version
CDBREN (WL)96 Brenda* Now Is The Time(CD, Album) The CCP Records Company (Pty) Ltd. CDBREN (WL)96 South Africa 1996 Sell This Version
CDBREN (WLM)98 Brenda* Memeza(CD, Album) The CCP Records Company (Pty) Ltd. CDBREN (WLM)98 South Africa 1998 Sell This Version
CDBREN(WL)100 Brenda Fassie Amadlozi(CD, Album) EMI Music (South Africa) CDBREN(WL)100 South Africa 2000 Sell This Version
CDBREN(WL) 2002 Brenda Fassie Myekeleni(CD, Album) EMI Music (South Africa) CDBREN(WL) 2002 South Africa 2002 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

FLY 514 Brenda* & Ronnie* Brenda* & Ronnie* - It All Adds Up / Living Together(7") Family Records (13) FLY 514 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
865 035 Brenda Fassie I Won't Run(12", Maxi) EWM Records 865 035 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
656679 6 Brenda Fassie Black President (Maxi, Single) Columbia 656679 6 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
810214 Brenda Fassie Too Late For Mama(7") EWM Records 810214 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
ECB66P1 A Man Called Adam Featuring Brenda Fassie A Man Called Adam Featuring Brenda Fassie - Earthsings (Single) Southern Fried Records ECB66P1 UK 2004 Sell This Version
BRENLP101 Bop (6) & Spikiri Presents Brenda Fassie Bop (6) & Spikiri Presents Brenda Fassie - Come Duze / Myekeleni(12") EMI Music (South Africa) BRENLP101 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version


K4-95350 Brenda Fassie Brenda Fassie (Comp) SBK Records K4-95350 US 1990 Sell This Version
EWM 4039 Brenda Fassie Natural Instinct(CD, Comp, Dig) EWM Records EWM 4039 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
CDBREN ( WR )001 (4760572 ) Brenda Fassie The Best Of(CD, Comp) EMI CDBREN ( WR )001 (4760572 ) South Africa 1993 Sell This Version
7243 5 76674 2 5 Brenda Fassie The Remix Collection(CD, Comp, Copy Prot.) EMI Music France 7243 5 76674 2 5 France 2003 Sell This Version
7243 8 75547 2 6 Brenda Fassie Greatest Hits (Comp) CCP Record Company 7243 8 75547 2 6 UK & Europe 2004 Sell This Version