Farewell Jabba: Six must-read articles about music icon HHP

31 October 2018 - 11:02 By Jessica Levitt
Tributes continue to pour in for HHP.
Tributes continue to pour in for HHP.
Image: Gallo Images / Lefty Shivambu

It's been a week since Jabulani Tsambo, popularly known as HHP, died in a suspected suicide and tributes for the musician have continued to pour in as his contribution to the music industry is celebrated.

As HHP's songs dominated playlists around the country, everybody asked 'What would this summer be without Jabba?'

Shortly after his death, his childhood friend and fellow musician Motlapele "Molemi" Morule opened up about HHP's spiritual side, saying that he did not die from a "lack of something" but that he battled with answers.

He said HHP saw himself as a representation of what Jesus would represent today as he saw himself as a teacher, prophet and healer.

On Tuesday mourners gathered at the Newtown Music Factory to pay tribute to the star at his Johannesburg memorial.

Lerato Sengadi gave a powerful speech where she said she would protect him in death as she would when he was alive.

Cassper Nyovest also took to the stage and shared memories of Jabba. He spoke about an incident when HHP removed his (Cassper's) glasses while he was onstage and while he was annoyed at the time, the moment stayed with him throughout his career.

RIP, Jabba.