Long Story Short

Hosted ByLiwa

Africa has moved on from the time it was called the dark continent. It has seen wars, diseases, coups, and even natural disasters.

However, the reemergence of the second largest continent on earth did not start in the 21st century.

Join Liwa, host of Long Story Short, as he takes you through the journey of some of the most iconic characters who have paved the way and shaped Africa we know today and the Africa we want to see in the nearest future.

Telling the true African stories for modern times

Brenda Fassie: The Madonna of Africa

Almost everyone agrees that music is a universal language because it is said to speak to the soul of listeners. Therefore, we can say musicians speak a universal language by making music. But what happens when a musician goes beyond the call of duty to use music as much more than entertainment.
Many who grew up between the 80s through the late 90s remember the impact Brenda Fassie’s music had on their social life, political activism, and even education. But Brenda had some dark secrets many didn’t know until her death.
In this episode, Liwa takes a look at the life of one of Africa’s controversial and legendary music icon through the eyes of a child who lost a friend.

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