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A big thumbs up to drum magazine for honouring Brenda Fassie a decade after her tragic death

I’ve had a number of conversations about how Drum magazine is not the same as it was back in the day. A lot of people complain that it has moved from celebrating black excellence to being a plain tabloid. To their defence, celebrity life is what defines popculture and a lot of people want to know what is happening in celebville – good or bad.

Last week they had Nambitha Mpumlwana on the cover and I was very impressed with the fact that it was a positive story. Even the other stories on the cover were of a positive tone.

Drum Magazine

This week they have yet another good cover story – a tribute issue honouring Brenda Fassie a decade after her tragic death. In the issue they feature moving tributes from her son Bongani as well as her industry friends such as Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Rebecca Malope and Arthur Mafokate.

A big thumbs up to Drum!

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Richmond Sajini is a musician and media entrepreneur in the public relations, television, radio and retail spaces in South Africa. He studied Public Relations and Communication at the University of Johannesburg and has worked on brands such as Coca Cola, Tsogo Sun, Heineken as well as the South African National Roads Agency. He has been told to shut up many times by people who don’t understand that he is in love with the sound of his own voice. For this reason he decided to start his own blog where he would share his thoughts and experiences without inhibition. Visit his blog, www.randomramblings.co.za and follow him on Twitter @richmondsajini.

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