- Singing sensation Gee Six Five was laid to rest on Monday in KwaZulu-Natal
- Gee Six Five shot to fame recently when she released her smash hit titled Obani Lababantu at the age of 65
- The fearless musician's fans took to social media to send their final goodbyes to her
Gee Six Five has been laid to rest. The funeral of Obani Lababantu hitmaker, real name Nkosingiphile Olpha Selepe, took place in Newcastle on Monday, 14 December.
The singer shot to fame recently when she dropped her viral track. She had been a teacher by profession for all her life until she ventured into music at age 65 after her retirement. Her hit track took the country by storm and it trended on all social media platforms.
The star passed away last week from a Covid-19 related illness. Social media users, who had fallen in love with her music and character, took to their favourite apps to share their condolences to her family and friends.
Videos of Gee Six Five's funeral service was shared on Facebook by Ncanda Feunerals. Social media users took to Ncanda Funerals comment section to send their final goodbyes to the fallen musician. Check out some of their comments below:
Dbn Shannah wrote:
"May her soul Rest In Peace."
Wandile Mngadi said:
"RIP Old Lady."
Senamile KaTolwane Nxumalo commented:
"What a beautiful sendoff."
Mimie September wrote:
"RIP Gee 65."
Zinhle Shange said:
Thabisile P Mtshali added:
"What a classy dignified funeral."
In related news, Briefly.co.za reported that the news of Gee Six Five's passing was confirmed by her niece, who released a short statement on social media. Mzansi celebs such as Cassper Nyovest and Vusi Thembekwayo took to social media to share their messages of condolences to the musician's family and friends.
In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za reported that DJ Shimza is concerned about the escalating number of Covid-19 cases in Mzansi due to entertainment events. The musician has taken to social media to call Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa out for ignoring his proposal about cutting down on social gatherings.
Shimza took to Twitter on Monday, 14 December and shared that Mthethwa blue ticked his proposal that would have seen artists continue with virtual events on TV. Shimza was one of the producers of a music show called #LockdownHouseParty on Channel O. It used to play on Friday and Saturday night during the stricter levels of Mzansi's coronavirus lockdown. The star wrote:
"Submitted a proposal to Minister @NathiMthethwaSA for us to be able to afford to continue with events on TV so we could continue paying artists and people in the technical space and got no response. Now we out scrapping for work, people are gathering and the virus is spreading."
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