Khulane Morule (born August 27, 1982), better known by his stage name Khuli Chana, is a South African Motswako rapper.

Khuli Chana
Birth nameKhulane Morule
Born (1982-08-27) 27 August 1982 (age 41)
OriginMmabatho, North West, South Africa
Occupation(s)Rapper, songwriter
Years active1992–present
(m. 2019)
  • Mythrone Records
  • Raw X Studios

In 2014, he released his single titled Hape Le Hape 2.1 featuring Da L.E.S and Magesh. In September of the year, he released the video of the single titled Never Grow Up.

Early life and career edit

Morule was born in the Mmabatho, North West Province and started rapping motswako at a young age.[1] He was a member of a rap group called Morafe.[2] He then proceeded to go solo, after the rap group took a break from releasing music as a unit.[3]

Khuli Chana rose to fame after releasing his major successful album Motswakoriginator, which infuses both the Setswana and English languages. Motswako is a mixture of both languages and the sound and style of music originates from Mahikeng, a small town in the North West Province.

In 2014, Chana was nominated for Most Valuable Artist and Video of the Year at 2014 South African Hip Hop Awards.[4]

He has shared a stage with Canadian rapper Drake, as an opening act.[5]

Khuli Chana partnered with vodka brand Absolut as one of their ambassadors for the South Africa market.[6]

Khuli Chana was nearly killed when members of the South African police mistook him for a criminal and proceeded to fire nine bullets at his vehicle.[7][8]

Personal life edit

In 2013, Khuli was shot by police while in his car due to mistaken identity. This was a major blow to his name and career as there were speculations about the incident. He fully recovered, cleared his name, settled out of court for R1.8 million.[9] Khuli Chana married DJ and television personality Lamiez Holworthy in 2019.[10]

Discography edit

Studio albums

References edit

  1. ^ "Khuli Chana Archives". Trace TV. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  2. ^ "KHULI CHANA". News 24.
  3. ^ "Khuli Chana talks about his creative revolution". IOL SA.
  4. ^ The Journalist. "SA Hip Hop Awards nominees 2014".
  5. ^ Marshall, Rhode. "Khuli Chana: The MotswakOriginator". Mail & Guardian. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Rapper Khuli Chana mistakenly shot by police in South Africa". The South African. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Khuli Chana settles with police over shooting". ENCA. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  9. ^ "SAPS must pay star R1.8m over shooting". Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  10. ^ "'Khuli living it up with new bae'". Retrieved 9 April 2019.