Lebo Mathosa: 12 years after her death and Twitter still remembers her. Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mathethwa, shared a video tribute and wrote: “Today marks the 12th anniversary of the passing of award-winning singer, sensational music icon & lead singer of the highly acclaimed 90’s Kwaito group Boom Shaka, Lebo Mathosa”.
Twelve years ago today, Kwaito singer Lebo Mathosa passed away in a car accident on the N3 highway in the East Rand. And on Tuesday, Twitter paid homage to the fallen star. “She is remembered as a distinguished performer who remarkably asserted her African identity”
Watch: Today marks the 12th anniversary of the passing of award-winning singer, sensational music icon & lead singer of the highly acclaimed 90’s Kwaito group Boom Shaka, Lebo Mathosa. She is remembered as a distinguished performer who remarkably asserted her African Identity pic.twitter.com/YCDGtOCBIe
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) October 23, 2018
Former bandmate, Thembi Seete shared a touching tribute and a picture of herself and Mathosa. She wrote: “You will forever be in our hearts. We miss and love you #LeboMathosa #RIP my love”. (sic)
— Thembi Seete (@IamThembiSeete) October 23, 2018
Radio 2000 also called on listeners to put in requests for their favourite Mathosa song.
COMING UP We remember the Drama Queen today; Lebo Mathosa. It’s hard to believe it’s been 12 years since her passing.
— Radio 2000 (@Radio2000ZA) October 23, 2018
Mathosa was a member of Boom Shaka during the 1990s before pursuing a solo career. Prior to her death on 23 October 2006, Mathosa was at the pinnacle of her career and even dabbled in some acting.
See more tributes below…
Everytime i listen to or see Lebo Mathosa it reminds me of my mum and makes me like feel i can connect to how my mum was back in the days, through the music she liked, as my mum was a fan of her and boomshaka…Anything Lebo Mathosa triggers me into remembering her??? R.I.P Ma https://t.co/StFLz8rLd7
— Mandy Kubheka (@MandyKubheka) October 23, 2018
"Xa ufuna ukuthandwa, qala uzithande bazokuthanda" – Lebo Mathosa
— Cheesy Nicky ? (@originalnicknax) October 23, 2018
#LeboMathosa was a vibe, an entire Mood to several generations. Its hard to believe that it has been 12 years ever since Lebo Mathosa's passing. #RIP to #LeboMathosa the queen of drama ???⚘ pic.twitter.com/BgMgGaguXk
— ? Mood. – Vol.1? (@jhbmoodparties) October 23, 2018
Source: IOL News