Mpho Sebina’s remake of Brenda Fassie’s ‘Too Late For Mama’ has fans loving it.

Mpho Sebina’s remake of Brenda Fassie’s ‘Too Late For Mama’ has fans loving it.

Songstress Mpho Sebina has honored the late South African legend Brenda by releasing a smash hit of Too Late For Mama’s remake. Mpho collaborated with Gallo records to release the remake and many are singing her praises for doing justice to the song.

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The song was produced by DJ Kenza, Favi Motsemme, and Black Coffee. The original version of the song was released in 1989 and it was written by Chicco Twala. Speaking to Sowetan LIVE, Chicco gave Mpho and the producers their flowers for doing an incredible job on the remake.


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“It’s different and interesting. What I like about it is that the original was of that time and she [Sebina] made it to be of the present time. She has done a great job. The producers did a good job too. If Brenda was here, she would be proud; Brenda used to like up-and-coming singers,” he said.

A few years ago internationally acclaimed musician Alica Keys released a remake of the song and it received a lukewarm reception. Chicco said she did not expect Mpho to crack it as she has done.

“Alicia Keys sang that song and she couldn’t get it right. A lot of people have also tried and when Gallo told me that they have found someone, I never believed that she would crack it, especially after Alicia Keys had challenges getting it right.

“This young lady did it justice. I have never met her [Sebina], I only know her voice on the song, but she is one of the most talented people I have ever heard.”

Mpho has been flying the Botswana flag high lately and we are proud of her. She has a song featured on Blood and Water season two. She said she wrote this song for Batswana children and all the children to keep on believing in themselves.

“Much Love to All those who made this possible. I was so nervous about putting this song out because it was so different from “Neo” and the “Mpho Sebina” sound. I wrote this song for Batswana Children and All the Children out there to keep believing in themselves always and for riches and healing to pour out onto us . 🥂@amobeatz @flextheninja”