Artist Lungelo Gumede Creates Kwaito Star Zola 7 Wax Sculpture For R500k, Peeps Praise Him For His Creativity

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  • A photo of the Zola 7 wax statue has been posted online by sculptor Lungelo Gumede, who shared that he wanted to present it to fame
  • Peeps praised him for his creativity and encouraged him to create sculptures of the updated version of Zola
  • Others disagreed on the statue’s actual resemblance to the Kwaito star and berated the artist’s efforts

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Lungelo Gumede showed off a wax statue he created of Kwaito star Zola 7. A photo of the celebrity’s sculpture was posted on Facebook and caught the eye of many onlookers who were wowed.

In brief News reported on the artwork in a Facebook post captioned:

“The artist’s piece is priced at half a million rand. The statue took seven days to make and will be presented to Zola.”

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Lungelo Gumede created a sculpture in honor of Zola and expressed a desire to present it to him. Image: Lungelo Gumede/Facebook, Getty Images
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The Facebook posts showed the young artist some love for his initiative and thoughtful gesture. They also praised Lungelo for his creativity while some encouraged him to do an updated version of fame.

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Simphiwe Toto said:

“It’s Zola, his younger version during his stay in Yizo Yizo. In fact, it’s handmade, it’s not a 3G design. Mhle umsebenzi wakho Mr Gumede.”

Gabaotswe Doris Matsholo said:

“It’s a great job but it would be exceptionally creative if he could have done Zola 7, we knew that because this photo doesn’t look exactly like Zola.”

Banyana Lydia Lentsela said:

“He tried, the resemblance is there… the fact that he came up with the idea is heartwarming. It’s not every day that legends are celebrated in their lifetime. There’s talent out there, there’s just need to tweak it.”

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Gabby Maieane Lepheana said:

“Wow this guy is good, he has a lot of talent, he may not look exactly like Zola but he did a great job ❤️”

Yanga Norushe said:

“You know GOD works wonders, what Zola has done for us is his and he deserves every good he deserves, stay blessed champion.”

Young man sculpts Rihanna in viral video, fans disagree, say it doesn’t look like her

In a similar story, In brief News reported that a video of an artist, Ajenifuja Adetokunbo, sculpting what he said was American popstar, Rihanna, sparked reactions. In the video, the man worked on the profile of the American star’s head, nibbling every crevice to achieve the likeness he wanted.

When the clip was shared by Tunde Ednut on Instagram, people had a lot to say. They said the sculpture is nowhere near stardom.

Ajenifuja was quick to defend his work against public ridicule, saying the video does not show the end result of the sculpture.

Source: News in Brief

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