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.
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!