Rasta the artist

Rasta the artist with a mocked artwork by a tweep. Image via Twitter @RastaArtist.

‘I know you not done’ – Fans of Steve Kekana unimpressed with Rasta

Tweeps threatened Rasta the artist recently when he painted the late Steve Kekana. They want him to redo the painting of the late musician.

Rasta the artist

Rasta the artist with a mocked artwork by a tweep. Image via Twitter @RastaArtist.

Celebrity painter Rasta recently angered the Twitter brigade with his latest artwork of Dr. Steve Kekana who passed away on 1 July 2021.

The legendary musician and songwriter Advocate passed away at the age of sixty-three years at the Polokwane hospital.

His close friend and poet Mzwakhe Mbuli confirmed his passing.

We are deeply devastated to lose such a human treasure. We send our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.

The controversial painter took to his social media and posted a picture of the late singer on the left and his artwork on the right.

His masterpiece did not sit well with tweeps as usual who threatened him and demanded him to take down the artwork.

Here were some reactions:



The controversial painter’s real name is Lebani Sirenje.

He’s painted international media personalities such as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, and South African politicians such as Julius Malema, Jacob Zuma, and the late songstress Sibongile Khumalo and many more.

He’s a forty-three-year-old Zimbabwean who began painting at the age of nine years according to vantunews.com.

The artist has a reputation for submitting “poor quality” or “unfinished paintings” of celebrities and has had to defend himself against criticism on social media.


This what the artist had to say about his work:

Peo­ple do not un­der­stand the pres­sure that comes with paint­ing in pub­lic, it’s not easy.

Also, many peo­ple take pic­tures of my art­work when they are not com­plete and make com­ments on them.

Some fam­i­lies are shocked when I send them the fi­nal art­work and see how good it looks, con­sid­er­ing all the com­ments they see on so­cial me­dia about the art­work.

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