Perhaps SA's most popular and controversial artist Brenda Fassie. File photo: Lefty Shivambu

Auditions for the Brenda Fassie biopic have opened with 'The Search of Brenda' campaign kicking off today.

To enter 'The Search for Brenda’ campaign you can visit to throw your audition into the mix.

READ: Local cast for Brenda Fassie biopic

Open to all South Africans for the part of Brenda, applicants are asked to upload a 1-2min video of why they feel they are best suited to play the part of Brenda Fassie. Upload to Youtube (set as a private video) send the link to Showbizbee and the casting team will make a shortlist of the most suitable applicants.

Showbizbee will then announce to South Africa who will be Brenda Fassie.  Closing date for the ‘Search for Brenda’ will be 11 February 2018.


'Brenda the Movie' was the highest trending topic on Twitter in South Africa with over 25k Tweets on who should play Brenda Fassie.

Director Edward W Shaw said “it is great news that the public have received the news on the film well, as a production company we listen to what the audience wants, that is why we have decided that an all South African Cast will be sought for the film, we are very determined to ensure that the part of Brenda Fassie is open to everyone, for all to have a chance at this role, we are looking forward to seeing the applicants”

Executive Producer Pamela Naidoo stated “Brenda the Movie is going to be an amazing film, as a South African myself, it is a privilege to work on this exciting project, the fans are going crazy about this film and indeed the entire country, so we are focussed on not letting them down”