What You Didn’t Know About Amapiano Pioneer, DJ Sumbody!

Condolences have been pouring in since the sad news of the untimely passing of Amapiano pioneer and businessman DJ Sumbody.

According to a statement from his management, Sumsounds Music, the Ayepyep musician — whose real name is Oupa John Sefoka — died in the early hours of Sunday morning, 20 November.

Although his management has refrained from revealing his cause of death due to an ongoing police investigation, Sunday World reports that the Monate Mpolaye hitmaker was traveling on Woodmead road in Gauteng when unknown gunmen sprayed his vehicle with a hail of bullets killing him and one of his bodyguards instantly.
What You Didn’t Know About Amapiano Pioneer, DJ Sumbody!
What You Didn’t Know About Amapiano Pioneer, DJ Sumbody!
His second bodyguard was rushed to the hospital.

  1. He was born in Pretoria: DJ Sumbody was born and bred in Westpark, Pretoria on 9 June in the 1980s.
  2. A former taxi driver: The Iyamemeza hitmaker started off transporting commuters on morning taxi routes to enable him to raise funds to purchase vinyl in high school. He drove his father’s taxis.
  3. DJ Sumbody also worked as a radio presenter: The music producer also had a passion for radio. Before his big break in the music industry, he volunteered at a community radio station in Tshwane. Because of his work ethic, he eventually got his own show Mashaedi on the Engage along with DJ Syco and Lee on Tshwane fm which he also produced.
  4. He studied at the Tshwane University of Technology: DJ Sumbody enrolled at Tshwane University of Technology, but dropped out in second year as he could no longer ignore his passion for music. He went on to pursue his career as a professional House DJ.
  5. DJ Sumbody was a serial entrepreneur: The Ashi Nthwela artist was also the co-founder of Ayepyep Lifestyle which is a power-suit restaurant by day and a club by night. Apart from owning Ayepyep, he was also the co-founder of the family transport business Jamoloto & Son Transport. In addition, he owned the music production company SumSounds Productions.

South Africa in Shock as Amapiano Artist, DJ Sumbody Dies:

Popular Amapiano artist, Oupa John Sefoka, known as ‘DJ Sumbody’, has died in Johannesburg in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Sumsounds Music confirmed the amapiano pioneer’s death in a statement on Sunday, according to News24.

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

According to reports, DJ Sumbody was traveling on Woodmead road when unknown gunmen sprayed his vehicle with a hail of bullets killing him and one of his bodyguards instantly.

The statement adds that the Sefoka family “have kindly requested privacy” as “investigations are still ongoing

Following news of his death, Twitter has gone agog with tributes at his passing.

The Amapiano pioneer was the brain behind the show Mashaedi on the Engage which was broadcast on Tshwane.

In 2018, the celebrated Deejay dropped the song titled Monate Mpolaye and grew famous and gained prominence at a national level.

He also released several albums that attracted positive feedback, contributing to his music success.
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