- 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
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.”
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 Briefly.co.za 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.
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.
"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.
"I don't know your mother Rasta but this must be her."
"I thought Angie Motshega was still alive."
"Rasta you painted the wrong person... Prof Thuli Madonsela is still alive."
"Rasta do us a favour and draw YOURSELF l want to see something."
"Eeeehh!! Rasta tell us the truth, you the one who painted the late Bab' uMlangeni? Cause now am having a doubt sir."
"Dagga must be banned again Mzantsi, just for one reason."
"Rasta enough is enough please stop."
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