Amapiano producer DJ Sumbody allegedly dies in hail of bullets

Amapiano music pioneer DJ Sumbody has passed away.

The hitmaker, given name Oupa John Sefoka, allegedly died in a hail of bullets in the early hours of Sunday morning in Johannesburg.

Oupa John Sefoka

His family confirmed news of his passing in a statement released on Sunday.  

The family said: 

Artist and musician DJ Sumbody has died. Details of his untimely death cannot be released but the artist allegedly ran into an unfortunate incident that led to his passing in the early hours of Sunday morning, November 20 2022.

Artist and musician DJ Sumbody has died. Details of his untimely death cannot be released but the artist allegedly ran into an unfortunate incident that led to his passing in the early hours of Sunday morning, November 20 2022.

The family said details of his passing could not be disclosed as they were part of an investigation which was underway.  

Sefoka who broke into the industry with his hit track, Monate mpolaye featuring musician Cassper Nyovest, was on his way from a performance in Woodmead. He was due to perform at the All White Veuve Clicquot Picnic on Sunday.  

In a statement, the family said: “The Sefoka family and Sumsounds Music Management have kindly requested privacy during this difficult time and will release a statement in due course.”

Messages of support continued to pour in on social media for the star.  

Musician Nandi Madida wrote: 

What a year. Now Sumbody. What a lovely gentle giant. Condolences to his loved ones. This is not right.

Rapper Da L.E.S said: 

Always kept it 100. RIP Sumbody

Mamshengu wrote: 

I still can’t believe that DJ Sumbody passed away. This one was so humble you wouldn’t believe he was a multimillionaire.

The family said details of his memorial service and funeral would be released in due course.

SOURCE:NEWS24


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