Article by: Lerato Moloi
Olpha Selepe aged 65 who is famously referred to by her stage name, GeeSixFive “G65” has died. Olpha was introduced to the public and became a trending sensation, when she set the social media streets ablaze with the release of her comical song “Obani’lababantu”.
Its never too late to start, i left teaching a few months ago look at me now, a hit maker.. Stream Obani Lababantu— Olpha Selepe (@OlphaSelepe) November 23, 2020
The news of her death was confirmed by her niece Sbu Mpungose, who is a former editor of Cosmopolitan and True Love. She confirmed her aunt’s death in the early hours of Wednesday morning through a tweet. The cause of death is not yet known.
My beloved aunt, MumNcane who many of you know as #GeeSixFive is no more. She displayed leadership throughout her life, was the epitome of fearlessness & inspired many with her single #ObaniLababantu.— Sbu Mpungose (@SbuMpungose) December 9, 2020
Mthiya, Shandu kaNdaba, Sontshikazi. #RIPGeeSixFive pic.twitter.com/NAOHlWlsIp
Many have already come out on social media to pour out their heartfelt condolences to the Selepe family, voicing how the music industry is shattered by the loss of GeeSixFive “G65”
I listened to her interview on @Radio702 & she said this would be her one & only single and wasn't gonna release anything after it, she'd rather continue with her studies. So I guess we learn that live your life to the fullest & live it like it was your last day #RIPGeeSixFive— ENOCKAY (@ENOCKAY) December 9, 2020
May G65 Rest in eternal peace 😭😭😭💔💔💔 I think it’s powerful that God allowed her to share with us her gift before her final day on this earth. She really enjoyed her final days on this earth. Thank you for being fearless queen! 🥺🕊🤍— Chuenza MaChuenza 🏳️🌈🦄 (@SimplyChuene) December 9, 2020
“G65” moves from a social media “joke” or “trend” to a true inspiration, when her wisdom captured the hearts of many South Africans during her radio interview on PowerFM with Aldrian Sampear.
Although short lived, She will be remembered for the wise words she imparted on the young people of the country and how she live her last days to the fullest will always set an exemplary message.
2020 has brought nothing but pain. Rest in eternal peace Gogo Selepe (G65).🕊❤ pic.twitter.com/UcSyv9aLPe— Nonjabulo Mbonane (@NonjabuloM_) December 9, 2020
Condolences to the Selepe family, we are saddened by the passing of GoGo Olpha. May her beautiful soul rest in eternal peace.
Shell shocked and totally speechless this time. You managed to teach us valuable lessons through your smash hit before your untimely departure. How could you though,when we had just known you ? Awu my Spirit Animal hamba kahle #RIPGeeSixFive pic.twitter.com/Ffhy8ljo5I— TheLifestyleTourist (@ms_tourist) December 9, 2020