Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Brenda Fassie

I never knew how popular Brenda Fassie, the "Madonna of the Townships" was until she died.

In fact, I have never listened to any of her songs, and I tended to ignore the gossip that our celebrity-starved media generated about her. I just didn't care.

Weird, but the fact that a major celebrity to one segment of the population could be a non-entity to other South Africans shows that despite the hype, South Africa remains racially and culturally divided.