- Jessica Mbangeni has been invited to pay tribute to late basketball star Kobe Bryant
- She was on her way to Jamaica for a Bob Marley celebration when the invitation came
- Jessica, who is a praise poet, will tribute Kobe in New York
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Local praise poet, Jessica Mbangeni, has arrived in America where she will honour late NBA superstar, Kobe Bryant.
The artist was on her way to Jamaica for a Bob Marley celebration when she received an invite to head to New York.
Kobe passed away in a helicopter crash, along with his 13-year-old daughter, almost two weeks ago.
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The world, including South Africa, is mourning the loss of the basketball player and the other lives taken in the crash.
Briefly.co.za gathered from a report by TimesLIVE that Jessica got people talking earlier in the week when she took to social media to honour Kobe.
It's unclear why people's tongues were wagging, as her tribute seemed proper enough.
"Kobe Bryant. Memory is our heritage. You will forever be remembered. You were a giant of the world. Our encounter has been an encounter with the giant. Long live Kobe Bryant."
Jessica will perform at the seventh birthday concert in celebration of Bob Marley at his reggae home in Jamaica.
She'll also work on her new album while in Jamaica.
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