Brenda Fassie is dead but her legacy is very much alive. So it is inevitable that people should be talking about her long after the intrusion of transience.
Years ago, she was one of the notable voices in South African music – a voice many were willing to pay to hear. But she died young, robbing South Africa of that voice. Of course, she left enough songs to be remembered by.
But how good was the singer when she traverse the music plane in South Africa? How good was she as a musician? These questions formed part of a heated debate on Mzansi social media recently, as tweeps shared their thoughts about her contribution to South African music and the impact she made.
While some social media users believe she was just another singer with no vestiges of greatness attached to her, her fans described that description as insulting. As far as they are concerned, the songstress may not have lived long, but she accomplished a lot and was great in her time – and still is.
Nasi iscammer, not MaBrrr pls pic.twitter.com/mQKjYhm5Bh
— KK (@khanyi101) July 25, 2023
The BRENDA FASSIE? pic.twitter.com/RnoRvoM064
— Phumlani Khulu (@Pumbaah1512) July 25, 2023