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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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