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Brenda Fassie

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The Resume

    (November 3, 1964-May 9, 2004)
    Died in Johannesburg, South Africa
    Overdosed on cocaine at 39
    Nicknamed 'The Queen of African Pop'

Why she might be annoying:

    She was named after country singer Brenda Lee.
    She gave birth to a son out of wedlock in 1985.
    She married an ex-convict for only 2 years (1989).
    She attempted suicide 3 times.
    She was a cocaine addict who went in and out of rehab 30 times.
    In 1995, her lesbian lover was discovered dead in bed next to Brenda. The cause of death was drug abuse.

Why she might not be annoying:

    She was called the 'Madonna of the Townships' for her provocative stage shows and raunchy off-stage behavior.
    Her father died when she was just 2.
    She acted as the voice of the disenfranchised living in townships.
    For her 36th birthday, her boyfriend proposed and she accepted. He dumped her 5 days later.
    A few months prior to her death, fellow South Africans voted her 17th in a poll of 'Top 100 Great South Africans.'

Credit: Black Chic


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Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 89 Votes: 58.43% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 15 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 16 Votes: 56.25% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 16 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 58 Votes: 79.31% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 12 Votes: 83.33% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 62 Votes: 62.90% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 31 Votes: 67.74% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 26 Votes: 73.08% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 75 Votes: 73.33% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 95 Votes: 55.79% Annoying