Lebani "Rasta" Sirenje has opened up about being hurt by a former business partner who offered to pay for him to improve his drawing and painting skills and open an arts academy.
The artist, who is often the butt of jokes on social media, has said that his former partner promised to give him enough money to even open a school once he had mastered everything.
"It was all empty promises. There was a group from overseas who said they would fund me. But there was issues and they left the country."
He went on to say that he was hurt by the broken promise and focused on his paintings to deal with the betrayal. He says that he struggled to make ends meet after their departure.
Rasta still wants to see his dream of an arts academy happen and has finally raised enough to make it a reality. Briefly.co.za learnt that the artist is opening up an academy. He took to social media for suggestions for a name. Big mistake! Social media users used this opportunity to continue mocking Rasta and his portraits. The artist is often mocked because his painting look nothing like their subjects. Rasta has spoken out before about his frustration with people judging his work, saying that drawing was his passion.
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