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Chicco Twala Wants To Stop Brenda Fassie Biopic

He says the movie won't happen without his blessing.

South African music producer Sello "Chicco" Twala, who is behind most of Brenda Fassie's hits told City Press that the pop icon's biopic won't go ahead without his blessing. He is taking legal action to stop it.

The producer told the paper that he owns all the rights to the late singer's music, which he wrote and produced.

"Besides my company having the rights, I have never been consulted by anyone," Twala was quoted as saying by City Press. "I feel disrespected and undermined, especially being the one who has written and produced almost 75% of the late singer's songs. Without the music I wrote and produced for Brenda, there will be no movie. This movie is not going to happen."

Twala says he has told his publishers not to grant the rights of the music he produced for Fassie to the companies behind the movie­–Legaci Nova Entertainment and Showbizbe, and Bongani Fassie, the singer's son, who is the co-executive producer.

While this legal battle is happening, it's reported that the production of the movie is proceeding with or without Twala's blessing.

You can read the full report here.

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Boity's Hometown Takes Centre Stage In Her New Music Video

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South African rapper Boity has finally shared the visuals for her latest single "018's Finest" featuring Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill. The single comes off Boity's EP 4463, which dropped last December. Marked as a fan favourite "018's Finest" borrows from Boity's hometown dialing code. The 31-year-old rapper hails from Potchefstroom, affectionately known as Potch, a quaint town in South Africa's North West province. The music video highlights the lesser known aspects of hip-hop culture in the otherwise sleepy town.

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Listen to Chimurenga Renaissance & King Britt's New Single 'Zimbabwe', Featuring Nadine Stoddart

'Zimbabwe', the new single from Zimbabwe's alternative band Chimurenga Renaissance, is an effortless fusion of soul and rap.

Chimurenga Renaissance has returned with a new single titled ''Zimbabwe". The Chimurenga Renaissance duo, made up of Tendai 'Baba' Maraire and Hussein Kalonji, have partnered with producer King Britt and added sultry vocals from Nadine Stoddart. The single pays homage to Dumisani Maraire, Tendai 'Baba' Maraire's father.

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The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Mr Eazi, Scorpion Kings x Tresor, Falz, Kamo Mphela, Khuli Chana and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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Tru Hitz and Co Kayn Drop Joint EP ‘The Wave’

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