Brenda Fassie was one of Africa 's most incredible talented musicians, she had a sterling career spanning for nearly two decades before her untimely death due to allegedly drug overdose, her music touched many people and it's still does she was a celebrity and only we knew her as an artist not personal, and so outside of music there are very few things we real knew about her , apart from that she was a strong woman who cared less about what others think of her, she lived her life to fullest paid no attention to other people's opinions especial criticism. Affectionately called Mabrr by her fans, she was described as the Queen of African Pop music , the Madonna of township or simply as The Black Madonna one of the continent's biggest selling artist, Brenda dominated the music charts for many years and is undoubtedly one of the greatest Pop divas in Africa, and her legacy shall continue to live on through her music. According to MambaOnline publications Brenda was allegedly involved in a lesbian relationship with a lady called Sindi Nkabinde pictured , in which she allegedly openly admitted to the rumours saying were true and it's her life her choices , Brenda was briefly married for a year in but she never got married again after that divorce , she was a proud mother of one Bongani Fassie, for many years many people knew her but find it hard to believe the allegedly lesbian affair because it was very unpopular back then. According to Wikipedia in she was descovered in a hotel with the body of her allegedly female love Poppie Sihlahla , who had allegedly died of an apparent drugs overdose , Brenda underwent rehabilitation and got her career back on track, from she released several solo albums Now is the time , Memeza , and Nomakanjani most of her albums became multi platinum sellers in South Africa and the whole of Africa mainly Zimbabwe.
The tragic heroism of Brenda Fassie: Africa’s first openly gay pop star
#Interview #SA | Brenda Fassie, "When I was still married I was also with women." - Afroziky
In , South African music superstar and queer icon Brenda Fassie died tragically of a drug overdose at the age of I admit that there was some trepidation in my meeting the hotheaded star renowned for her onstage catfights. My first attempt to interview Brenda was something of damp squib, although it hinted at Rock n Roll excesses. I arrived at her hotel room in Sandton and was met by Brenda at the door in a towel looking thoroughly confused to see me.
South Africa: The tragic heroism of Brenda Fassie: Africa’s first openly gay pop star
Making Queer History has a vague title because it has a rather vague purpose. What defines us is our focus not only on the past, but toward the future. I like to create controversy.
Brenda Fassie was a few months shy of 40 when she died on May 9, Post-mortem examinations also showed Fassie had overdosed on cocaine prior to falling into a coma from which she would never recover. Tragic end as it may be, Fassie was a pop star in every sense of the modern conception, trading in the good, the bad and the outrageous.