Iconic Ndebele Artist Esther Mahlangu Honored With A Massive Mural In New York City


Peeps in New York City will now get to experience the African swag on their streets as 81-year-old South African Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu was recently honored with a massive mural in USA.

The tribute artwork was done by Imani Shanklin Roberts and is apparently located in Tribeca across Franklin Street and West Broadway’s Citi Bike station.


Esther Mahalangu has received quite a number of international recognition recently, just last year she teamed with American music star John Legend who is also the brand ambassador for Belvedere, to design the brand’s limited edition bottles where 50% of the proceeds from the sale went to HIV/AIDS victims.

According to Imani Shanklin Roberts (the muralist) via a social media post, the mural is called  Xola (Stay in Peace) and is a…

”representative of a feminine energy force that is all encompassing, inclusive and awe-inspiring. Xola welcomes you to charge and open your divine feminine here amidst all that tries to stand against you”


This Esther Mahlangu mural tribute was commissioned in partnership with SA Tourism’s United States office, South African Airways and Citi Bike.


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