Chana hop­ing to stir up good with new se­ries

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MORE artists are shar­ing their pri­vate lives with fans, es­pe­cially on so­cial me­dia. With a surge of re­al­ity shows from the likes of Somizi Mh­longo to the up­com­ing look into Be­ing Bo­nang – a re­al­ity show about the pre­sent­ing queen her­self – real life is what people want to watch on tele­vi­sion. Now rap­per Khuli Chana,

is join­ing the band­wagon, but for a dif­fer­ent cause.

He will be re­leas­ing a doc­u­men­tary in part­ner­ship with Red Bull Amaphiko that charts the chal­lenges faced by com­mu­ni­ties and four of its so­cial change-mak­ers.

From Sun­day, the Konka hit­maker will broaden his hori­zons by draw­ing at­ten­tion to the pos­i­tive changes be­ing made through the The Rise of Us doc­u­men­tary, to be aired ex­clu­sively on Red Bull TV.

The 34-year-old has taken on this lat­est ven­ture to show what the good cit­i­zens are do­ing.

“My hope is that the doc­u­men­tary will in­spire others to do the same,” said Chana.

In a pre­view of the doc­u­men­tary, he talks about how he will in­tro­duce the coun­try to trail­blaz­ers who are re­defin­ing suc­cess.

He said: “When I see the mean­ing­ful way in which these so­cial change-mak­ers have turned noth­ing into some­thing, I too be­gin to be­lieve that we can cre­ate a bet­ter world. So, my jour­ney has just be­gun.”

The four so­cial en­trepreneurs he will be spend­ing time with are Tha­bang Mabapa, Sa­man­tha Ng­colomba, Thato Kgatl­hanye and Misha Teas­dale.

Through their sto­ries, which in­clude cas­tor oil pro­duc­tion in the mak­ing of biodiesel and free le­gal ad­vice for fe­male vic­tims of abuse, the award-win­ning rap­per will pro­mote their pos­i­tive ef­forts that of­ten go un­no­ticed.

“If you are not do­ing any­thing to change any­one’s life, then what’s the point? Set your soul on fire and con­trib­ute,” he said. “The world is wait­ing. Your awak­en­ing, your jour­ney. The awak­en­ing be­gins when you recog­nise the fire in you.”

The doc­u­men­tary starts air­ing on Sun­day.

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