Released: Nov 2004
Label: Narada Productions, Inc.
Fierce, often controversial, always beloved and an incorrigible envelope-pusher onstage and off, Brenda Fassie was the grande diva of South African pop from the 1980s until her death in 2004. This sprawling greatest hits collection documents it all, from bopping '80s pop like "Weekend Special" that led Time to dub her "Madonna of the Townships" to thick cuts of Afro-pop sung in South African languages that led fans to christen her Queen of African Pop, from her experiments with kwaito to fiery political statements like "Black President" (banned under apartheid). A formidable pop presence.