Social media users are sending tributes to legendary musician, Tsepo Tshola.
The renowned musician died on Thursday at the age of 68 after reportedly being admitted to hospital for COVID-19-related complications.
Tshola’s music career spans over four decades. He released albums including, among others, The Village Pope, A new dawn, Reconciliation, and Let’s hold hands. Some remember him for hits including, Ho Lokile.
I can confidently say that Tsepo Tshola’s “ho lokile” has carried us all in grieving our loved ones. Robala ka kgotso, Ntate! Le ha di pelo di utlwile bohloko, o entse thato ea hae. ?❤️
— Galaletsang. (@_galaletsangm_) July 15, 2021
Atleast I got to see you perform live RIP ntate #TsepoTshola Ho lokile
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— Seitlheko (@Seeizy_) July 15, 2021
To take heed of the call upon your life in your living years is so powerful. The song we sang and chanted along with you in the land of the living, is the very song you leave behind to comfort us as you transcend to the next. What a gift. What a man. ?❤️ Ho lokile #TsepoTshola
— Nomaswazi Phumo (@NomaswaziPhumo) July 15, 2021
Rest in peace Ntate Tsepo Tshola??. The song Papa (Waiting for your name) was a true everlasting work of art. Robala ka kagiso???. https://t.co/gvtG6xNz3t
— ?tshep_imaginative?? (@TshepiDemich11) July 15, 2021
The Sankomota musical group lead singer and composer is also remembered for inspiring and nurturing upcoming artists.
I'm yet to see a legend that collaborated with upcoming talented artists that Vho-Tsepo Tshola. That just goes to show how selfless he was. Strength to his family and mentorees. May all his mentorees learn from him and pay it forward.
— Makwarela?? (@Rudzymn) July 15, 2021
— MASTER KG (@MasterKGsa) July 15, 2021
One of my favorite singer/songwriter and music composer Bro Tsepo Tshola has joined his band mates. You inspired a generation. Rest In Power Grootman. pic.twitter.com/6WjBPzj9Gw
— Vusa Mkhaya (@VusaMkhaya) July 15, 2021
It was never a family gathering without Tsepo Tshola and Sankomota's music. When my parents started blasting Now or Never, I knew they were five-to lit. I listen to that song when I miss my dad. RIP, The Village Pope ? pic.twitter.com/rVPMdrfQ9U
— Pearl Boshomane (@Pearloysias) July 15, 2021
As an artist, Tsola graced many stages both locally and internationally.
The Cape Town International Jazz Festival sends our warmest condolences to the family of legendary jazz musician Tsepo Tshola who has passed away. His continued support of the festival and friendship will be sorely missed. pic.twitter.com/deCHS5jbLO
— CAPE TOWN JAZZ FEST (@CTJazzFest) July 15, 2021
Before we could fill up setsoto stadium for him and him alone. What a legend man. What a man.#Tsepotshola
— Tšolo G. Kabane (@Tsolo_Kabane) July 15, 2021
We are shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Tsepo Tshola. He will forever be remembered as a giant, one of Africa’s great musicians, whose beautiful, husky voice and rousing tones moved people in a particularly soulful way. pic.twitter.com/fXWmlHwHdz
— MTN Bushfire (@MTNBushfire) July 15, 2021
Many have sent their condolences to his family and friends.
Our thoughts are with the Tshola family in this difficult time following the passing of the iconic musician Tsepo Tshola.
We express our deepest heartfelt condolences.
— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) July 15, 2021
The EFF is saddened by the passing of the legendary songwriter and musician Ntate Tsepo Tshola.
We send our deepest condolences and prayers to his loved ones.
Ha Moya wa hae o robale ka Khotso.
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) July 15, 2021
The Chairman and the Motsepe Family, the Board of Directors, Technical Team, Players, Management, Staff, Supporters of Mamelodi Sundowns FC & the entire Yellow Nation express their deepest condolences to the family & friends of international musician and songwriter, Tsepo Tshola pic.twitter.com/mNkckLTHU2
— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) July 15, 2021
"The Village Pope….!!"
Thank you for the beautiful gift of song!!
An all-time favourite.
— robertmarawa (@robertmarawa) July 15, 2021
☠ @orlandopirates is saddened by the passing of Tsepo Tshola.
On behalf of the extended @orlandopirates family, we convey our heartfelt and deepest sympathy to the Tshola family.
Rest In Peace.
— Orlando Pirates FC (@orlandopirates) July 15, 2021