- Amapiano sensation Gee Six Five has sadly passed away at the age of 65
- The news of her passing was confirmed by her niece, who released a short statement on social media
- Tributes have poured in for the spunky gogo who had the nation dancing with her hit amapiano song, Obani Labantu
Gee Six Five, real name Olpha Selepe, has passed away. The 65-year-old shot to fame after releasing her hit single Obani Laba Bantu recently. Selepe's passing was confirmed by her niece Sbu Mpungose in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Taking to Twitter, Mpungose said:
“My beloved aunt, MumNcane, who many of you know as Gee Six Five, is no more. She displayed leadership throughout her life, was the epitome of fearlessness and inspired many with her single Obani Labantu. Mthiya, Shandu kaNdaba, Sontshikazi. RIP Gee Six Five"
Since then, messages of condolences have poured in for the academic and amapiano star.
Briefly.co.za recently learned that Gee Six Five had enrolled as a PhD student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the university confirmed that she had been studying a PhD course in education.
The university's official Twitter account had posted:
"PhD student in Education and musician Ms Olpha Selepe, known by her stage name Gee Six Five, is trending since the release of her popular song Obani Lababantu. The music video is quickly approaching 100,000 views on YouTube and the single is charting in the iTunes SA top 20."
In similar unfortunate news, Mzansi has been left reeling at the news of local singer Mshoza passing away. The media personality, whose real name is Nomasonto Maswangayi, allegedly passed on in a hospital in Joburg on Thursday morning.
Her passing was first announced by industry peers such as Khanyi Mbau and Phil Phela.
It was later confirmed by the Daily Sun. The 37-year old hitmaker of Kortez leaves behind a colourful legacy in the Mzansi music industry.
One of Mshoza's friends, Kadaf, shared his thoughts about the untimely passing. Speaking to Briefly.co.za, he said:
"Mshoza was one of the musicians and friends who always believed in herself and stayed true to herself. And as a Kwaito musician, she had strong character, she made me believe in myself and gave me a lot of courage towards my craft as a Kwaito artist and a friend.
"She taught me that as a person, you should stand for something or else you will die for everything. She will forever be a Kwaito Godmother. May her soul rest in peace."
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