A movie on the life of the late South African music legend Brenda Fassie is expected to hit cinemas later this year. The film chronicles her journey towards becoming one of the country’s most iconic entertainers. The pop diva, affectionately known as MaBrrr, died in 2004.
She shot to fame with hits like Weekend Special and Too Late For Mama in the 90’s.
The movie will be filmed in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa. Production begins next month.
Twitter already has a list of actors ready for who they think would nail the role of Brenda Fassie in an upcoming biopic about her life.
Ever since news that a movie about the controversial singer was being made emerged, the social media platform has been set alight with suggestions.
The list includes Brenda Ngxoli, Nomuzi Mabena, Soso Rungqu and Manaka Ranaka.
Fans have also warned against an international artist being cast to play the iconic songstress.
The film is being made by a UK-based production company, Showbizbee and will be written and directed by Edward W Shaw.
“My mother Brenda has been surrounded by controversy in her life and even in her death. It is with great excitement that we have partnered with Showbizbee Film Productions to make the Brenda Fassie movie for box office release in 2018,” Bongani Fassie told Sowetan.
Bongani said he was looking forward to bringing Brenda’s story to life.
Auditions for the lead role of Brenda Fassie will be open to all South Africans.