LISTEN | 65-year-old viral star Gee Six Five speaks about her newfound fame
The gogo has the most downloaded song in Mzansi right now!
Gee Six Five, the 65-year-old internet-made star, has been added to the list of totally unexpected things to come out of 2020 when she not only instantly went viral for her amapiano song, but made it to the top of the SA iTunes music charts!
Maphorisa, Kabza De Small and the amapiano genre squad were found shaking on the TL when amapiano newcomer gogo Gee Six Five (real name Olpha Selepe) became an instant viral star and topped the Twitter trends list for her Twitter certified hit song Obani Lababantu.
What started out as shock from some who mocked the old woman for boldly singing the song over an amapiano beat soon turned into nothing but praise for the gogo.
Accepting her newfound fame and taking the time to thank tweeps who have catapulted her to star status and made her song land on the music charts in the number one spot, Gee Six Five spoke to Trending SA about the inspiration behind her music.
“When I composed this song, I wanted to address a question that people are always thinking: “Who are these people talking about me?” You know, who are these jealous people, who are these people laughing at me? So I wanted to send a message," Gee Six Five said.
She said she composed the song to send a message to the masses to say people ought to do better by other people because they are all a part of one another.
The viral star revealed she recently received her Masters and is working towards her PhD, and that music is a side gig for her. She also made it clear this was a once off thing for her and that while she was enjoying the limelight, this will be the only song Mzansi will get from her.
The 65-year-old has the most downloaded song in SA right now.
Listen to her interview below. Shoot straight to the 3:45 time stamp.
Meanwhile, on Twitter, one thing tweeps know for sure is that gogo is a star!
Eintlik, if Twitter has anything to say about it, Obani Lababantu is the song of the year!
Here are some reactions to the viral gogo and her hit song.