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5 Reasons Brenda Fassie Is Still SA’s G.O.A.T

Brenda Fassie remains one of South Africa’s most admired icons. We take a look at 5 reasons it’s unlikely she will ever dethroned.

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The 3rd of November marks Brenda Fassie’s birthday. There’s no need for us to go deep all deep discussing why she is one of Africa’s most iconic artists because if your are old enough you know how incredibly untouchable she was before passing away in 2004, and if you are too young your parents have been going on and on about how the South music industry has been trash since her absence.

In celebration of the undisputed Queen’s birthday, we zoom in on 10 reasons she is will always be Mzansi’s most irreplaceable legend;

You’re The New Brenda Fassie

You know someone has truly left a mark when every new artist in the game’s highest compliment is that they are the next you. Everyone kinda knows there can only be one you, but the best way of saying ‘you’re going places’ is to say you are the next Brenda. And no shade, but really we are yet to blessed with an artist of as much cultural significance as Brenda Fassie

Her Record Sales Are Unmatched

Brenda Fassie recorded Weekend Special when she was 19 years old, and it remains to this day one of the best selling South African records. She was a teenager when she did that. Let that sink in.

Decembers Belonged To Brenda

Every black family knows that the festive season was mainly defined by what MaBrrr had decided to gift us. There’s no debates bout the fact that for decades she had the song and album of the year just because you were forbidden for attempting that Mariah Carey record at this family time of the year.

She Kept It Real!

The likes of Rihanna are admired for their extraordinary ability to have the cake and eat it. That is, they could be themselves, say the most ‘innaprioriate’ things and still be loved as hell by the nation. Who could forget that interview with Dreshni Pillay on YFM when Fassie said she needed some liquor?

She Is The Original Bad Bad

Brenda Fassie is synonymous with authentic self expression. She is loved by many for never failing to be herself without much care of how that affected her ‘brand.’ “You guys think you can get away with remixing my songs for free?”, she corners Oskido in the song Matshidiso.

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Kwesta Debuts Vur Vai & Shoots To #1!

Kwesta continues his winning streak with the premiere of his latest chart topping bop – Vur Vai

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Kwesta on Tuesday thrilled fans and shook the game when he debuted a brand new single.

Entitled Vur Vai, the mid-tempo kwaito flavoured banger sees the rapper continue his winning streak as he continues down the path of a revival of kwaito with a modern day twist, a formula that produced him two of the biggest South African Hip Hop hits back to back.

Kwesta Vur Vai

Trending the whole day upon its release, thanks to the instant hype the summer bop received,  with some fans already plugging it as the biggest record this year.

ALSO READ: BLACK COFFEE ANNOUNCED CONCERT AT THE DOME 

Vur Vai shot atop the South African iTunes chart merely hours after being availed on digital platforms, marking the K1 bred hitmaker’s latest chart-topper, a catalogue which now boasts such classics as Ngud’, Spirit, and amongst others Mayibabo.

Your thoughts on the jam so far? Scroll down to leave your comment!

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Black Coffee Has Announced A Concert At The Dome

He’s thrilled massive crowds globally, and now Black Coffee is bringing his deep house sets to a concert at the Dome this December!

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South Africa’s biggest house music DJ and Producer, Black Coffee, has announced a concert at the Dome this December!

Black Coffee concert at the Dome

The announcement comes just days after Coffee walked away with the Best Deep House DJ gong at the DJ Awards in Ibiza, Spain, where he is also currently completing a successful residence.

RELATED: BLACK COFFEE’S DRIVE IS HERE 

Entitled Music Is King, the show will be taking place at the TicketPro Dome on the 15th of December. And it because the show will be happening just a day before the Day of Reconciliation public holiday, you’ve got a bundle of partying joy lined up for you this festive.

RELATED: HUNTER’S HOSTED ONE HELL OF A PARTY WITH BLACK COFFEE

Following the exciting announcement, #MusicIsKing trended all day on Twitter, with music fans and artists complimenting Black Coffee for bringing his globally celebrated deep house sets back into our shores.

Tickets are already available at WebTickets

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AKA’s Fela In Versace Video Premieres To Mixed Reviews

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AKA Fela In Versace Music Video
Photo: Austin Malema via Instagram

AKA’s Fela In Versace music video was met with mixed reactions from fans when it premiered on Wednesday.

While die-hard fans are thrilled by the first motion picture from the Touch My Blood album, others are let down by the visual’s aesthetic, creative direction and technical quality.

The video arrived on Wednesday following a promotional drive that began last month, when the rapper first teased fans with lush looking behind the scene photos.

AKA Fela in Versace behind the scenes photos

Photo: Austin Malema via Instagram

Delighting his social media followers with glimpses of the video, AKA debuted his gold box fade as he showcased his outfit, which included a R25 000 Cornici Balletto print shirt.

RELATED: AKA’S TOUCH MY BLOOD ALBUM REVIEW

Shot in Joburg. the music video centers on showcasing the skhothane subculture, which is defined by, amongst other things, the setting of expensive brands on fire. That happens here in between freeze frame edits that produce these cool body doubles of AKA.

Some fans have slammed the video – likening its “disappointing” quality to that of an amateur Powerpoint presentation, while some have drawn comparisons to rival, Cassper Nyovest’s Tito Mboweni video.

Others are vibing with AKA’s latest music video, complimenting SUPAMEGA for continuing his winning streak

What are your thoughts on it? Scrawl down to post a comment!

 

 

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