DJ Fresh Remembers The Late Brenda Fassie

The fallen icon would have celebrated her birthday yesterday

By  | Nov 04, 2020, 12:57 PM  | Top of the

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Many people across the world continue to remember Brenda Fassie, years later following her passing.

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It has been 16 years since the South African music icon, passed away. The fiery and talented musician remains one of the country's all-time favorite musicians and she left behind a string of unforgettable memories.

Brenda died at the Sunninghill Hospital after suffering from a severe Asthma attack. The singer is known for her smash hits such as Weekend Special which she performed to scores of fans at  Ellis Park stadium.

Brenda would have turned 56 years old this year, she died at the age of 39 on the 9th of May 2004. As she would have celebrated her 56th  birthday yesterday, many people across the world remembered her through her music and DJ Fresh took to Twitter to ask his fans which songs should they play from her music on his show Fresh On 947.

The DJ ran a poll of the songs and on the list, it was Vulindlela, My Black President, Weekend Special, and Too Late For Mama.

In a post, he wrote "#FRESHON947 [BIRTHDAY SONG]  Brenda Fassie was an Afropop singer, songwriter, dancer. Affectionately called MaBrrr by her fans, she was sometimes described as the "Madonna of The Township". She died at age 40 on 09 May 04. Which of her songs should we play??  #ThereCanOnlyBeOne
Her songs Weekend Special and Vulindlela had many votes. The musician inspired many people across the world and her music had a powerful message. In a 90's Tv show Brenda said she was not a dreamer but she planned things.

“I don’t believe in dreams, I don’t dream, I’m not a day-dreamer, I’m not a night dreamer. I don’t dream of things, I think of things, I plan these things.
"I’ve never dreamt that I’d become what I am today, I’ve just always believed that I would be what I am today. And still, I’m not satisfied of who I am today, people know me in South Africa but I want to explore and be known by everybody out there.” 

DJ Fresh recently shared how the year 2020 has been causing unbearable pain to many people. This follows after a Zimbabwean rapper died in a hit-and-run accident. Cal Vin hails from the Bulawayo suburb of Luveve and his music career spanned several years. The rapper was born on the 15th of December 1985.

Cal took a liking to the rap career in 1996 and he was inspired by the likes of Jay Z, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Tupac, and Michael Jackson.

In a post shared by SA rapper Cassper Nyovest he paid tribute to him on Twitter, DJ Fresh replied with a broken heart emoji and said may his soul rest in peace.

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