Motswako Rapper Khuli Chana’s Documentary to be Released in Cinema

By Mpho Tshikhudo
27 August 2016

Members of the press huddled inside the foyer of Ster Kinekor Cresta in Johannesburg for the private screening of Khuli Chana’s Picking Up the Pieces documentary.

Produced by his partner and mother of his child, Asanda Maku, the documentary retraces Khuli’s steps to the day when he was involved in the now infamous wrongful shooting.

Against the background of his great showing at the MTN SAMA 19 in 2013 where he made history winning the coveted Album of The Year award, the documentary chronicles the events around what many believe was Khuli’s red letter year in the music industry. The documentary culminates in Khuli speaking candidly, for the first time in more than two years, about the unfortunate shooting incident that could have easily put paid to his young life. Khuli speaks at length on how the infamous shooting impacted his life.

“The documentary lets you know about the pain I was going through,” Khuli said when Drum spoke to him at the screening. “And if you had been following the story in the press you get to hear it from the man himself.”

So what made him release the documentary? “I felt I owed the fans the real story,” he said. “The other reason was to close that chapter for good. I also wanted to let myself be vulnerable and be a human being and speak about it. Also because I was struggling to channel it through the music… Doing the documentary was all the therapy I needed.”

Picking up the Pieces: The Khuli Chana Story will open up for public screening from 01 – 04 September 2016 at selected Ster-Kinekor Theatres: at 17h00 Maponya Mall; South Gate Mall; Mall of Africa; Sterland; Rustenburg; Mimosa; Gateway; Eastgate; Newtown and 20h00 at Tygervalley ,Sandton Mall.

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