Amapiano Gogo Gee Six Five has passed away#RIPGeeSixFive

Amapiano Gogo Gee Six Five has passed away#RIPGeeSixFive

The 65-year-old academic and amapiano star Olpha “Gee Six Five” Selepe has died, just weeks after finding fame across Mzansi together with her hit single Obani Labantu.

The sad news was confirmed by her niece Sbu Mpungose within the early hours of Wednesday morning.

“My beloved aunt, MumNcane who many of you recognize as Gee Six Five, is not any more. She displayed leadership throughout her life, was the epitome of fearlessness and inspired many together with her single Obani Labantu. Mthiya, Shandu kaNdaba, Sontshikazi. RIP Gee Six Five,” she wrote during a short statement on social media.

Her single, ‘Obani Lababantu’ – which is sung in isiZulu, had gone viral and was even topping the iTunes music charts. Thousands of South Africans streamed and shared the song. She also became a meme on social media solidifying her social media sensation status.

Within minutes of the confirmation of the news, social media was flooded with tributes for the inspirational gogo, who reminded us that your dreams are valid regardless of your age.

May her soul rest in peace.