Friends and colleagues of the late Nomasonto Maswanganyi, also known as Mshoza, celebrated her life on Wednesday by sharing fond memories of the Kwaito star at her memorial service.
Mshoza died last week at the age of 37.
At the time, the Southern African Music Rights Organisation confirmed her passing by saying that the music industry had suffered “yet another loss”.
Mshoza’s longtime manager, Thanduxolo Jindela, also released a statement confirming the news.
Her memorial service was held at Bassline in Newtown, where musician and friend Mzambiya, whose real name is Nkosinathi Zwane, said Mshoza always had a smile on her face.
“She was always happy. I’ve never seen Mshoza grumpy. Believe it or not, I knew her for a very long time. Even when people were trying to drag her name down, she was always bubbly.”
The Kwaito star rose to fame with her smash hit Kortes in the early 2000s from her debut album Bulldawgz First Lady.
Mshoza leaves behind her two children, Pride and Jacob Junior.