Infamous funeral painter, Rasta is at it again. Again! Against the pleas of Mzansi social media users Rasta, real name Lebani Sirenje, went ahead and painted a portrait of late jazz musician Oliver Mtukudzi.
The star passed away last week and was laid to rest yesterday in Harare, Zimbabwe. The service was attended by thousands of mourners who paid him their last respects. Rasta decided to pay his respects in a different way.
Social media users turned their attention to the painter, who was working on his new creation. At this point Mzansi is not even shocked by the paintings anymore. South Africans have now resorted to trying to guess who the portrait actually looks like.
Some said that the painting of Oliver Mtukudzi looked like malume Chirwali from the old SABC 1 sitcom Emzini Wezinsizwa.
Rasta doesn’t let the criticism get to him. Briefly.co.za previously reported that Rasta was adamant that he would paint the late musician because he was an inspiration to him.
Even though many have complained that Rasta’s drawings are less than great, he said that it would be a great injustice for him to not paint Oliver.
Rasta, who is now used to the criticism, said he let the "hate" slide because in most cases, people judge his incomplete work. He went on to say that drawing is a passion and something he lives for.
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