Brenda Fassie

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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Felicia Marian, Thoka Ndlozi and Anneline Malebo were solo singers who came together in 1977 to form Joy.

They achieved high profile success from 1979-1981 releasing two albums (Paradise Road in 1980 and High Life in 1981) and their single “Paradise Road” topped the Springbok Radio charts for 9 weeks in 1980.

They broke up in 1981.