Chicco Twala Vows Brenda Fassie Film Will Not Happen Without His Blessings. The much anticipated Brenda Fassie biopic is already surrounded by controversy. According to City Press, songwriter and producer Chicco Twala claims he has all the rights to her music, which he produced and wrote, and is taking legal action to stop the release of any film made about her life.
“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,” said Twala.
A few days ago it was announced that a movie based on the life of the late queen of African pop was in the works and would hit screens later this year. The movie is set to be shot in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Many suggested that actress Brenda Ngxoli would be a perfect fit to play Fassie. The entire cast, would be South African.