#2:. Brenda Fassie
Quick, what is the opening line to Weekend Special? You’d be hard pressed to find a South African who didn’t know it is: “You don’t come around/To see me in the week.”
Dubbed ‘Madonna of the Townships’, Brenda Fassie was every bit the boundary-pusher that Madge is. Except, Brenda could actually sing. Brenda has since passed on, but her legacy lives on throughout the African continent.