Khuli Chana Biography & Facts

Khuli Chana Biography & Facts

Khulane Morule, known by his stage name Khuli Chana, is a renowned Motswako rapper from South Africa, born on August 27, 1982.

Khuli Chana

Birth name Khulane Morule
Born 27 August 1982 (age 41)
Origin Mmabatho, North West, South Africa
Occupation(s) Rapper, songwriter
Years active 1992–present
Lamiez Holworthy

(m. 2019)

  • Mythrone Records
  • Raw X Studios

Growing up in Mmabatho, North West Province, Khuli Chana developed a passion for Motswako music at a young age. He began his musical journey as a member of the rap group Morafe before venturing into a solo career. His breakout album, Motswakoriginator, gained him widespread recognition for blending Setswana and English languages in his music, capturing the essence of Mahikeng’s unique sound.

Early Life and Career

Khuli Chana’s rise to fame was marked by numerous accolades, including nominations for Most Valuable Artist and Video of the Year at the 2014 South African Hip Hop Awards. He has even graced the stage alongside international rap sensation Drake.

Apart from his music career, Khuli Chana also ventured into brand partnerships, notably becoming an ambassador for vodka brand Absolut in the South African market.

Personal Life

In 2013, Khuli Chana faced a life-threatening incident when he was mistakenly shot by police officers, resulting in a significant setback to his career. Despite the challenges, he recovered and successfully cleared his name, reaching a settlement for the incident.

In 2019, Khuli Chana tied the knot with DJ and television personality Lamiez Holworthy, marking a new chapter in his personal life


Here are some of his most popular tracks:

  1. Hape Le Hape 2.1 (feat. Da L.E.S and Magesh): Released in 2014, this single showcased Khuli Chana’s lyrical prowess and infectious energy, making it an instant favorite among fans.
  2. Never Grow Up: Accompanied by a captivating music video, “Never Grow Up” is a soulful track that reflects Khuli Chana’s introspective side and his journey in the music industry.
  3. Motswakoriginator: The title track from his breakthrough album, “Motswakoriginator” embodies Khuli Chana’s signature Motswako style, blending Setswana and English seamlessly over a catchy beat.
  4. One Source: Collaborating with Absolut Vodka, Khuli Chana released “One Source” as an anthem celebrating African creativity and unity. The song features powerful verses and an uplifting message.
  5. Tswa Daar: A collaboration with fellow South African artist Notshi, “Tswa Daar” is a high-energy track that became an instant party anthem, showcasing Khuli Chana’s versatility as a rapper.
  6. Mahamba Yedwa: With its catchy hook and infectious rhythm, “Mahamba Yedwa” is a feel-good song that highlights Khuli Chana’s ability to create music that resonates with diverse audiences.
  7. All Hail: Featuring fellow rapper Cassper Nyovest, “All Hail” is a hard-hitting track that showcases Khuli Chana’s impeccable flow and lyrical dexterity, solidifying his status as one of South Africa’s finest MCs.
  8. Mnatebawen: This collaborative effort with KayGizm is a celebration of South African culture and identity, with Khuli Chana delivering thought-provoking lyrics over a vibrant beat.


Here are some of his notable albums:

  1. Motswakoriginator: This album, released during Khuli Chana’s rise to fame, introduced audiences to his unique blend of Setswana and English lyrics over infectious beats. It solidified his position as a pioneer of the Motswako genre.
  2. Lost in Time: Following the success of his debut album, Khuli Chana released “Lost in Time,” further showcasing his versatility as an artist. The album features a mix of introspective tracks and energetic anthems that resonated with fans.
  3. One Source: As a collaboration with Absolut Vodka, “One Source” is not just an album but an immersive multimedia project celebrating African creativity. It features tracks that highlight unity, diversity, and innovation across the continent.
  4. Planet of the Have Nots: This album, released in 2019, explores themes of social inequality, resilience, and empowerment. Khuli Chana’s poignant lyrics and dynamic delivery make this album a powerful commentary on contemporary issues.
  5. The Originators: A collaborative project with fellow Motswako artist Maglera Doe Boy, “The Originators” pays homage to the roots of Motswako while infusing it with a modern twist. The album celebrates South African hip-hop culture and showcases the talents of both artists.

These are just a few examples of Khuli Chana’s extensive discography, each song showcasing his unique style and undeniable talent as a rapper and lyricist.

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