Bongani Fassie who is Brenda’s son has smashed music veteran Sello ‘Chicco’ Twala for his attempt to block the making of a biopic about the songstress which is currently in the pipeline.
It has been reported that Chico is planning to take on legal suit to stop the film about Brenda’s life from being produced, the veteran claims he has the rights to Brenda’s music and any film about her and without him there is no movie which is going to be produced.
Chicco Twala was Brenda’s manager and producer before before her passing.
Talking to TshisaLIVE Bongani Fassie said he will be releasing a public statement to address the matter, but Chicco Twala did not own Brenda or her family.
“Chicco does not own Brenda. He doesn’t own the Fassie family. He does not own any of us. We give him to God‚” Bongani said.
Bongani has previously told Sowetan that his mothers life was always filled with controversy even after her passing however she is happy to be part of the production team.
“My mother Brenda has been surrounded by controversy in her life and even in her death. It is with great excitement that we have partnered with Showbizbee Film Productions to make the Brenda Fassie movie for box office release in 2018.”
Showbizbee which is a company from the UK is the one producing the movie and they are going ahead with the pre-production of the film and are currently still going ahead with plans to audition for Brenda’s lead role.
In a Twitter post carrying the name of the company‚ Showbizbee UK‚ tweeted:
Trying to stop the Brenda Fassie movie is like trying to sit on the Sun in the Morning to stop it rising, it's not going to stop.
— Showbizbee 🎬 (@showbizbeeuk) January 15, 2018
Over 1200 applications for Brenda’s role have reportedly being received by the company since the launch of the search for the role in the film.
Chicco took an interview with City Press and said that he feels disrespected since he was not consulted and he will prevent the movie from happening
“Besides my company having the rights‚ I have never been consulted by anyone. I feel disrespected and undermined‚ especially being the one who has written and produced almost 75% of the late singer’s songs.”
Brenda died in a Johannesburg hospital in May 2004.