Brenda Fassie

Brenda Fassie

Real Name:
Brenda Nokuzola Fassie
Profile:
Brenda Fassie (born November 3, 1964, Langa, Cape Town – died May 9, 2004) was a South African anti-apartheid Afropop singer.

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 Johannesburg). Her first big hit came in 1983 with "Weekend Special", in a band named 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 1980'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 South African 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, selling 500,000 units and earning Brenda several South African 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". Fans affectionately refer to her as "MaBrrr".

Brenda died as a result of a cocaine overdose on May 9, 2004.
Sites:
Members:
In Groups:
Variations:

Brenda Fassie Discography

Albums

CDBREN (WB) 004 Brenda Fassie Ag Shame Lovey(CD, Album, EP) The CCP Records Company (Pty) Ltd. CDBREN (WB) 004 South Africa 1987 Sell This Version
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
Brenda* Black President (Album, Comp) Mercury Zimbabwe 1990 Sell This Version
Brenda Fassie Brenda (Album) BMG ARIS 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
none Brenda* Memeza / Fassle(CD, Album) Not On Label none South Africa 2000 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
CDBREN (WLM) 2007 Brenda* Love Songs(CD, Album) EMI CDBREN (WLM) 2007 South Africa 2007 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
Brenda* I Won't Run (Single, Maxi) EWM Records, EWM Records Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Brenda Fassie Black President (Maxi, Single) Columbia Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
810 214-900, 7EWM 4034, 810 214 Brenda Fassie Too Late For Mama(7", Single, Mono) EWM Records, EWM Records, EWM Records 810 214-900, 7EWM 4034, 810 214 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
A Man Called Adam Featuring Brenda Fassie A Man Called Adam Featuring Brenda Fassie - Earthsings (Single) Southern Fried Records 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

Compilations

Brenda Fassie Brenda Fassie (Comp) SBK Records 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 & The Big Dudes* The Best Of(CD, Comp) EMI CDBREN ( WR )001 (4760572 ) South Africa 1993 Sell This Version
CDBREN (WLM) 009 Brenda Fassie Greatest Hits(CD, Album, Comp) CCP Records CDBREN (WLM) 009 South Africa 2001 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