Oupa John Sefoka, better known as DJ Sumbody, was an Amapiano star who allegedly was shot and killed in Johannesburg. In a statement posted on social media, Sefoka’s production company, Sumsounds Music, announced he was murdered in the early morning of Sunday (20 November).
Following a shooting in the Woodmead neighborhood of Johannesburg, where two persons were killed and one was badly injured, reportedly DJ Sumbody and one of his bodyguards, the South African Police Service later announced they are looking for perpetrators. A third individual, reported to be DJ Sumbody’s second bodyguard, was shot multiple times in the abdomen and was taken to the hospital in a serious state, according to a Sandton police officer who chose not to be identified because he is not permitted to talk to the media.
His murder is currently being looked into. Fans have expressed their condolences to the Amapiano hitmaker on social media. In 2018, DJ Sumbody became well-known largely for the success of his song “Monate Mpolaye.”
A close friend of Dj Sumbody, Mothike, said that they would find the culprit and find justice for Sumbody. Several more close friends, including DJ Vettys and Cassper Nyovest, as well as colleagues and business partners, paid tribute to Sefoka and their connections to him during the memorial ceremony.
Who Is Oupa John Sefoka aka DJ Sumbody?
The Pretoria-born musician, one of the most well-known figures in Amapiano, began his career as the host of the radio program Mashaedi on the Engage on Tshwane FM 93.6. After starting to produce in 2017, he became well-known for “Monate Mpolaye” in 2018. His debut album, Ashi Nthwela, was released in 2019, and his most popular song, “Iyamemeza,” came out two years later.
Whilst his parents would have preferred that he finish college, DJ Sumbody has other plans and a strong belief in the calling of music in his life. He dropped his studies and devoted himself entirely to music. The musician from Pretoria has had immediate success as a result.
After DJ Sumbody’s Tragic Passing, His Family And Friends Opens Up During The Memorial Service
Tsibu and Koketso, his brothers, gave glowing accounts of their relationship with their brother, how greatly he mattered to them, and the pain they were experiencing in the wake of his passing.
His sister Tsibu said that the people who took their brother away from them were unaware of their actions and would be held responsible for his death. Tlotlo, Sefoka’s wife, wrote a letter in which she expressed her gratitude for their 12-year marriage despite her sadness and heartbreak. According to some conspiracies, he may have been a gangster. His wife opened up in the letter asserting that Oupa wasn’t a gangster. She wrote, “He was just excellent at what he did, and that was all.”
Furthermore, the artist is the owner of a bar and restaurant called “Ayepyep.”. The DJ was about to organize his yearly all-white picnic at his Menlyn, Pretoria, lounge, Ayepyep lifestyle. Malema claimed that even though shootings are happening more frequently there, nobody is being held accountable. “Pretorians don’t value a black person’s life. Black life is unimportant to them. In his opinion, the authorities should give this case a top priority because Sefoka is a well-known individual.
DJ Vettys, a close friend of Sumbody, and Kagiso Setsetse, a business associate, said they weren’t sure how they would carry on without him. “I recall the moment we grew close. You know the girl you’re dating is playing you, and I’m telling you this because you’re my brother, and I can tell you love her so much.” “At that point, I realized Sumbody wasn’t hesitant to give you the truth. My brother, I love you and will always miss you”, DJ Vettys said during the memorial service for DJ Sumbody.
Vettys further said that DJ Sumbody made him the person he is today, and he will be forever grateful to him. Kagiso stated that he had never dreamt of a life without Sumbody. DJ Sumbody’s aunt described him as a considerate person who valued his family and was kind. He had regard for the elders. He was always willing to assist relatives, according to Motlakaladi.
At the memorial service for the late artist on Wednesday at Lewende Woord Church in Centurion, MEC Morakane Mosupyoe of the department of sport, arts, culture, and recreation announced this commitment. In honor of musician and entrepreneur Oupa John Sefoka, the Gauteng government has promised to construct a school for cultural development.
Martha Kubyana, a family friend, also informed Daily Sun that she received a call in the early morning from DJ Sumbody’s mother informing her that her son had been shot. To retrieve Sumbody’s body, his family headed to the scene of the horrific crime. They may be seen doing the cleaning process while sobbing uncontrollably in a video posted online.