Zimbabwean born Lebani Sirenje who is popularly known as Rasta says despite being heavily criticised by the public for his art, he won’t be distracted from his passion.

The artist who is based in South Africa specialises in painting portraits of famous people from late celebrities and heroes to living legends.

Rasta said his love for art began at a young age. He revealed that he left Zimbabwe in 1996 due to political instability in that country.

He worked in restaurants and in construction until his manager advised him to utilise his talents. He vowed to continue painting despite heavy criticism.


The self taught artist has faced criticism from the public who say his artwork is always off the mark and inaccurate.

Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, Rasta still has hopes of displaying his art at an exhibition this year.

He hopes to start an art academy in the near future to help others with interests in pursuing their artistic passions.