Kaunda Selisho
Lifestyle Journalist
2 minute read
24 Nov 2020
1:33 pm

Who is Gee Six Five?

Kaunda Selisho

The 65-year-old grandmother of 13 has achieved her dream: being a one-hit music wonder.

Olpha Selepe, also known as Gee Six Five.

If you’ve been on social media in the last week or so, you have probably seen an image or video of a new artist named Gee Six Five.

She has become so popular, in fact, that she is practically a meme at this point, often used when people want to indicate that they have no idea who someone is.

This is due to the fact that she is the artist behind a hit single titled Obani Labababantu (who are these people?)

Gee Six Five released it last week after months of working on it.

Olpha Selepe (65) is a grandmother and retired teacher who decided to take another shot at her music career in July after she left the teaching profession at the beginning of lockdown.

Selepe is a master’s graduate and currently working towards a doctorate at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Despite many makking fun of the song, it seems to have grown on them.

Selepe has grown on people after clips from a recent Instagram Live were shared on Twitter.

In the interview, Selepe hails her talent which she said should not be confused for bragging.

According to a relative of Selepe’s, Sbu Mpungose, this is the first and last time we’ll be hearing from Selepe.

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