Bongani fails to maintain Fassie Legacy

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:48 PM  | Bongani Fassie  | Drama

Bongani Fassie failed to impress with a rendition of his mother's song, 'Too Late For Mama', during a live television broadcast to launch the official Brenda Fassie Legacy Tour, a decade after her death.

Bongani sang his version of his famous mother's iconic song during a live music special on SABC 1 program 'Live Amp', to kick off a tour to celebrate the live of legendary South African singer, which will take place across nine provinces until the end of the year.

According to City Press, Bongani didn't quite manage to do justice to the well-known song, though, so much so that "the studio audience cringed as he struggled to hit the high notes and sang off key".

He, however, reportedly made up for his less than impressive performance with a rendition of 'Memeza' alongside R&B singer Vusi Nova, and is said to have been a gracious host during the event at the Urban Brew studios in Randburg, Johannesburg.

Like his mother Brenda, Bongani has struggled with drug addiction and is reported to have attempted suicide in the past.

Brenda Fassie died in May 2004, at the age of 39, after slipping into a coma after suffering an asthma attack, which a post-mortem report revealed was brought on by an overdose of cocaine.

Often referred to as the 'Queen of African Pop' and the 'Madonna of The Tonwships', Brenda Fassie's legacy as influential anti-apartheid singer is deeply rooted in the history of South African music.