Cape Town born singer who began her music career at 16 when she moved to Johannesburg and joined Joy as temporary member.
She went on to become the lead singer for Brenda and the Big Dudes until 1987 when she went solo with the release of her debut single “Mr.
No Good” and solo album Brenda.
She went on to become one of South Africa’s top selling singers, releasing albums such as Too Late For Mama (1989) and Black President (1990).
She died in May 2004.
Photograph of Brenda Fassie courtesy of Harold Gess Photography.
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