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The late queen of pop was brought back to the stage via hologram at the Hansa show of legends. Bongani as well as the many fans that came out to see Mabrrr bebefile luvuyo. The show was at Newton, Jozi mabone. Mabrrr died 10 years ago. She left a big void in the music scene of Mzansiisikhala esingasoze saphinda savaleka naninina.
This is not the first time that a dead muso is brought back on stage to perform. Snoop performed with the late slain rapper, Tupac last year as well.
Pac died almost twenty years ago in 1996. But the Fassie show left many fans befuna more and more of her voice and stage presence. Ezinye zengoma zakhe zamzukwana like “Too late for Mama” were played in that show.
Brenda had a very turbulent career in music. She blew up ngeminyaka yo 1980s and then her career seemed to be taking a dive in the early 90s when Kwaito music was starting to make itself heard.
Iskhathi eside emva koko uMabrrr wasebenzisa amadrugs. She lost a lot of her money on drugs and was reported to be broke one time. There were also reports that Brenda was a lesbian.
Her long time producer and pal, Chicco Sello Twala who had previously produced Mabrrr’s famous songs hooked up with her again and knocked her floundering career back into shape.
He produced her biggest selling album of all times, Vulindlela. The album put Brenda back at the top of the game. Every shebeen ekasi would play this song through its jukebox. Rumours of drugs resurfaced again shortly after that.
Her son Bongani was left confused. She and he had been really close, even with all the rumors about drugs. Bongani yena kqala uyimvumi ezenzele igama but not like her late mother.
He was previously with Jozi, a rap group comprised of members, Da Les and Ishmael.
Thatha Mabrrr, thatha!