Inside u_Sanele's 'Amabhodlela' Artwork

Cape Town-based art student Dada Khanyisa and South African rapper u_Sanele take us behind-the-scenes of their "Amabhodlela" collaboration.

Sanele Xolo and his "Amabhodlela" artwork by Dada Khanyisa.
For South African rapper u_Sanele aka Sanele Xolo, the artwork accompanying his new single is just as important as the music. These days you can spot Xolo hanging around Johannesburg with his new prized possession, a one-of-a-kind painting by a fourth-year Cape Town-based art student by the name of Dada Khanyisa.

Xolo, who moonlights as Okayafrica’s brand manager, is actually in the painting. He’s the one front and center pouring a woman a drink. The piece is a visual portrayal of his new Ganja Beatz-produced song with Mashayabhuqe KaMamba, ”Amabhodlela.” Or at least Khanyisa's interpretation of it.

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