|Stage Name:||Khuli Chana|
|Real Name:||Khulane Morule|
|Occupation:||Rapper, Songwriter, Businessman|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||27 August 1982 (37 years)|
|Place of Birth:||Mmabathi, North West Province|
|Marital Status:||Married (Lamiez Holworthy)|
Khuli Chana is a popular South African rapper who has released four hit albums, several hit songs and won a lot of awards. He is one of South Africa’s most prominent veteran rappers.
His work has influenced several other rappers including Cassper Nyovest. He is credited to have worked closely with late South African rapper, HHP in creating a new wave of Hip Hop in the country.
Khuli has also established himself as a brand. He has worked with One Source, collaborating with Absolut Vodka which has taken him across the continent. He is also the owner of My Throne Records.
On October 28th, Khuli Chana was involved in a shooting that happened in Johannesburg. The police had mistaken him for a criminal while in pursuit of kidnappers and fired several shots at his vehicle. Khuli sued the Minister of Police for damages and for almost losing his life. An undisclosed settlement was later agreed on by the SAPS.
Family & Beginnings
Khulane Morule professionally called Khuli Chana is a South African Motswako rapper born on August 27, 1982 in Mmabathi, North West, South Africa.
He developed a passion for music at a young age. He began his music journey with friend, Kgaugelo Phaswana in the 90s. Later on, he formed III Tribe with his cousins, Molemi and Todi. HHP (aka Jabba) was later added to the team, beginning the Morafe Movement. The group released two studio albums and took a break from making music.
Khuli later on embarked on a solo journey which he credits to have been inspired by his group members. He was rejected by every label he approached for a signing prompting him to release his debut album “Motswakoriginator” independently in 2008/9. The album became a hit (and later on, a classic) giving him fame in the SA Hip Hop scene. He has since released three more albums, all of which have been very successful. He has also released several hit songs and won various awards.
Information about Khuli Chana’s education has not been made public. He has only spoken about his music and his rise to recognition.
Khuli Chana’s debut album, “Motswakoriginator” became his shot to the lime light. The independent record fuses Setswana and English. His second album titled “Lost In Time” was released in 2012. The album won three awards at the 2013 SAMAs, and was nominated for international awards. It was followed by his third album, “One Source” which was released in 2017. A lot of challenges surrounded the album’s release.
“Planet of The Have Nots” was released as his fourth studio album in 2019. It received praise from Hip Hop fans, critics and fellow rappers. Khuli Chana has released several hit songs including “No More Hunger”, “All Hail”, “Never Grow Up”, “W’angthola”, “Tswakstikem”, “Freshne”, etc.
He has also collaborated with notable names in South Africa, and Africa including Cassper Nyovest, Sarkodie, Patoranking, Da L.E.S, Victoria Kimani, KayGizm, and more. He has shared the stage with various international acts, once opening for Canadian rapper, Drake.
•Lost in Time (2012)
•One Source (2017)
•Planet of The Have Nots (2019)
No Lie ft. Patoranking
No More Hunger ft. JR
All Hail ft. Cassper Nyovest & MDB
One Source ft. KayGizm, Victoria Kimani & Sarkodie
Hape le Hape 2.1 ft. Da L.E.S & Magesh
Performances & Media Presence
Khuli Chana has won the hearts of many with his energetic and entertaining Live performances. He is regarded as one of the best rappers in South Africa and boasts an impressive fanbase. He is also very active on social media. He has almost 500 thousand followers across his social media platforms.
Khuli Chana began dating Asanda Maku in 2010. They had a daughter named Nia Lefika on July 10, 2013. Khuli credits his daughter to be the reason he fell more in love with his music.
In 2019, Khuli Chana married one of South Africa’s most notable DJs, Lamiez Holworthy. Before their marriage, the couple tried to keep their relationship away from the public until a holiday in Zanzibar in 2019 outted them.
Khuli Chana’s actual worth is not public at the moment. However, based on what he has in his musical portfolio and future sales out look, his performance on major streaming services, his net worth is estimated to be around $5million – $10 Million.
Songs Download, Stream, Buy & Watch
Khuli Chana’s songs are available on all major digital downloads and music streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud, YouTube, Deezer, TuneIn and many more.