#RIPGeeSixFive: Musician Gee Six Five passes on

Rising musician, Gee Six Five passes on after positive COVID-19 diagnosis.

It is yet another sad day in Mzansi as musician, Olpha Selepe aka Gee Six Five passes on. The singer’s family has released a statement revealing that she died in the early hours of Wednesday morning in Durban.

She’d been isolating there after receiving a positive COVID-19 diagnosis on Monday. Her niece, Sbu Mpungose first broke the news on Twitter. According to her, “she displayed leadership throughout her life”, and “was an epitome of fearlessness”. Many would recognize her for her most recent hit song “Obani Labababantu” which gave her fame before her death.

Gee Six Five who was a retired teacher, earlier in the year (at the beginning of COVID-19), decided to try music again in July. “Obani Labababantu” was released in November after months of working on the song. She was a Masters graduate, and was also working on her doctorate before she passed.

John Jabulani

John is a music and media enthusiast who has created content for several years. He is also a singer and a songwriter. He is fascinated by stories behind hit songs and also by the artists who create them.

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