- DJ Fresh remembered the late legendary Brenda Fassie on her birthday on Tuesday
- DJ Fresh asked his fans to vote for one of Brenda Fassie's songs during his show on 947
- DJ Fresh also penned a touching tribute to the late Mzansi songstress
Veteran radio presenter DJ Fresh is one of many people who remembered the late Afropop singer Brenda Fassie on her birthday on Tuesday, 3 November. The Vulindlela singer would have turned 56 years old this year. The Cape Town-born musician passed away at Sunninghill Hospital after suffering from a severe Asthma attack.
Fresh took to social media during his show on 947 to ask his followers on Twitter which Brenda Fassie song his listeners wanted to hear on her birthday. Brenda left Mzansi with a string of hits such as Nomakanjani, Thola Amadlozi, Wedding Day and Mpundulu, among many others.
Fresh ran a poll of the star's songs which included Vulindlela, My Black President, Weekend Special and Too Late For Mama. He wrote:
"#FRESHON947 [BIRTHDAY SONG] Brenda Fassie was an Afropop singer, songwriter, dancer. Affectionately called MaBrrr by her fans, she was sometimes described as the 'Madonna of The Township'. She died at age 40 on 09 May 04. Which of her songs should we play?? #ThereCanOnlyBeOne."
According to Fresh's poll, Vulindlela and Weekend Special got most votes on the day. They were tied at 32.6% each. Some of Fresh's listeners wanted to listen to all four songs. Check out some of their comments below:
"I wanna hear all of them."
"Would've loved to jam up to 'Too late for Mama' unfortunately it's losing."
"It's Vulindlela for me."
In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za recently reported that Vin Diesel has posted his first TikTok video. What makes the video super special is that the US action movie star is jamming to South Africa's Brenda Fassie's song Vulindlela.
The superstar is vibing with a Nigerian sister @itsjustnifee in the epic video. The Fast & Furious film series actor told his followers on Instagram that he was introduced to Brenda Fassie's classic two years ago when he was in Mzansi to film his movie titled Bloodshot. He said it was his mother's birthday when the crew blasted the song and "lifted my spirit through the roof".
He decided to bust a move to the song because his mom celebrated her birthday a few days ago. Tweeps have shared their reactions to Vin Diesel busting a move. Tweep @KatlieRnk said:
"I think we can all agree that this is what Brenda Fassie would've wanted."
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