Remembering the Talented Late Gee Six Five on Her 66th Birthday

Remembering the Talented Late Gee Six Five on Her 66th Birthday

- Olpha Selepe, aka Gee Six Five, made Mzansi shake when she dropped her hit song Obani Lababantu

- The elderly woman sadly passed away soon after dropping the banger, leaving South Africans grief-stricken

- Her son paid tribute to the inspirational woman on what would have been her 66th birthday

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Olpha Selepe, more popularly known as Gee Six Five, would have been 66 on this day. The qualified teacher and musician sadly passed away last year after dropping a hit song that rocked Mzansi.

Obani Labantu was her first and only hit before she sadly succumbed to Covid-19 complications.

Speaking at her funeral, Selepe’s son, Fika Selepe, said:

“I will remember her bravery. She was brave. She went all-out to make sure that all her dreams are achieved. We have not accepted it yet and we are still grieving as a family but we will heal.”

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On what would have been her birthday, Fika, paid tribute to his mother. Taking to Twitter, he said:

“Happy 66th birthday in heaven Mom. You were dearly loved by me and the rest of the family. #GeeSixFive #ObaniLababantu”

Social media users shared heartfelt messages to Fika to honour his mother, who had made a significant impact in the industry but mostly in the hearts of many South Africans. Twitter user Tshidi_Lee said:

“A happy heavenly birthday to your mom.”

Meanwhile previously reported that Gee Six Five, aka Olpha Selepe, the Obani Lababantu hitmaker who passed away earlier in the year from Covid-19, has been honoured with a painting by Mzansi arguably most controversial artist, Rasta.

Remembering the talented late Gee Six Five on her 66th birthday
Gee Six Five would have turned 66 today. Image: @geesixfiveofficial
Source: Instagram

Taking to Twitter, Rasta shared a photo of himself standing beside the portrait that he made to pay tribute to the artist who passed very suddenly after achieving almost overnight fame with her song.

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"Rest in peace @Real_GeeSixFive," he captioned the heartbreaking post.

Soon locals were in the comment section sharing their thoughts on the portrait. Read a few of them below.

@BayandaPeace said:

"I don't know your mother Rasta but this must be her."

@ntulize_bus said:

"I thought Angie Motshega was still alive."

@bwa__cj said:

"Rasta you painted the wrong person... Prof Thuli Madonsela is still alive."

@ngwaum said:

"Rasta do us a favour and draw YOURSELF l want to see something."

@realSakhileGina said:

"Eeeehh!! Rasta tell us the truth, you the one who painted the late Bab' uMlangeni? Cause now am having a doubt sir."

@Roro57952636 said:

"Dagga must be banned again Mzantsi, just for one reason."

@AndreYardman said:

"Rasta enough is enough please stop."

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