JOHANNESBURG - Well-known painter Rasta is set to open a painting academy.
Rasta, whose real name is Lebani Sirenje, rose to fame for his portrayals at celebrity funerals, including those of Mandoza, HHP and Prokid but critics say none of his paintings look like the actual people depicted.
He indicates it was never his intention to be popular for painting at funerals as he just went there to honour the fallen heroes.
Rasta said he’s had a dream to open a painting academy for the Hillbrow community where everyone is welcome.
He has announced that his painting academy will be ready to open its doors as soon as he gets the required funds.