Zimbabweans & South Africans Unhappy With Rasta’s Oliver Mtukudzi Painting

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A painting of the late Oliver Mtukudzi by a South African artist called Rasta has disappointed many who have taken to Twitter to express it. The painting which many say does not resemble Mtukudzi, has gotten Rasta criticised for not respecting the memory of the late music icon.

The artist’s real name is called Lebani Sirenje. According to some South African news websites, this is not the first time Rasta has disappointed the living with portraits of the famous dead that don’t resemble them.

Recent examples include the late Nelson Mandela, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Jabulani ‘HHP’ Tsambo and Linda ‘Pro Kid’ Mkhize.

Even very-much-alive President Cyril Ramaphosa has not been spared

Here are some of the notable tweets posted:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oliver Mtukudzi

Oliver Mtukudzi, also known as "Tuku" (short for Mtukudzi) was a singer-songwriter, actor, writer, film director and entrepreneur. With over 60 albums to his name, he was one of Zimbabwe's top musicians and lead of the band The Black Spirits. His music was mainly in... Read More About Oliver Mtukudzi

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