Brenda Fassie: Bongani posts a Twitter update on his mom's biopic

Brenda Fassie: Bongani posts a Twitter update on his mom's biopic

- Brenda Fassie's only child, Bongani Fassie, has posted a teaser on Twitter to update fans on the film based on his mother's life

- The clip revealed that the biopic is called Brenda and that Bongani is excited about something in the works

- There were rumours swirling around the film before, but it seems now there is a film for fans to look forward to

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Bongani Fassie, son of South African singer Brenda Fassie, has given an update on the potential film centred around the late icon's life.

Rumours of a film were surrounded by controversy as there appeared to be multiple disagreements between the late performer's manager, Chicco Twala, and her son.

Bongani was asked a question about the film on Twitter, to which he responded with a video glimpse of the premiere. As far as building suspense goes - this has got to be one of the better examples out there.

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Bongani Fassie
Brenda Fassie - a true icon. Image: Brenda Fassie/Getty Images. Source: Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

Bongani didn't reveal much, as the footage simply opens onto a view of a dried, desert-like pan when a picture of Brenda and her name drop down and then, just as quickly, disappears.

Bongani himself is in the entertainment industry as he is a singer and producer in his own right. He is Brenda's only child and so had fans incredibly hyped at the prospect of the biopic. Hopefully Mzansi is in for a film that does Brenda Fassie, and all she represents, justice.

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The singer was born in Langa in 1964 and rose to be one of the most internationally-recognised South African talents. She was discovered by a talent agent at 16 and had joined the singing trio, Joy, before finishing high school.

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She then went on to form Brenda Fassie and the Big Dudes, which went on to be a massive success. Their first single, entitled Weekend Special, went on to international acclaim and catapulted Brenda to stardom and fame.

There were downsides to the glory, Fassie struggled with drug addiction and alcoholism which precipitated her checking into rehab in 1995.

Fassie is identified globally and remains a true South African idol, having earned an estimated R10 million over the course of her career.

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Source: Briefly News

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