Bongani Fassie: Chicco has no rights to my mom's music, I am the sole heir

CapeTalk's Sara-Jane King spoke to music legend Brenda Fassie's son, Bongani Fassie, about the production of a biopic about the songstress life's journey.

It has been reported that Chicco Twala, who was Brenda's manager and producer prior to her death, is planning to lodge a legal dispute to stop the production of the film because he has the rights to her music and any films about her.

But Bongani rubbished Twala's claims saying that he has no rights to his mother's music and the Fassie family.

Chicco has no rights, these are just delaying tactics that he is trying to launch.

Bongani Fassie, son to music legend Brenda Fassie

I am the sole beneficiary and I am the sole heir, I represent Brenda Fassie...

Bongani Fassie, son to music legend Brenda Fassie

Chicco has some entitlement to the music but he doesn't own the entire music made by Brenda. He doesn't own the percentages that he stipulates that he owns. He doesn't own the Fassie surname, the estate or anything from Fassie records... the only thing he owns is himself.

Bongani Fassie, son to music legend Brenda Fassie

Bongani says there has been a lot of questions within his family with regards to Chicco and his involvement in his mother's music.

He says over the years he had to deal with people who have allegedly stolen from his mother.

When it comes to the money that is missing from Brenda, Chicco will be investigated. It will come to a point where he will have to prove himself on the things he is saying. He will have to present documentation and paperwork...

Bongani Fassie, son to music legend Brenda Fassie

We looked up to Chicco when my mother was working with him. We trusted him but he turned out not to be the person we thought he is.

Bongani Fassie, son to music legend Brenda Fassie

Chicco does not know how the business works, he doesn't know how the music industry is run...

Bongani Fassie, son to music legend Brenda Fassie

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