How Spike Lee and the New Yorker gave Nelson Mandela Bay artist Maneli wings

When Gqeberha artist Pola Maneli posted his work on Instagram he could not have imagined it would lead to a commission for an international magazine cover or be sold to an Oscar-winning movie director.

The New Yorker magazine commissioned the 33-year-old to illustrate its annual Martin Luther King edition cover on January 16 2023 — to mark the holiday in the US in honour of the life of the late civil rights activist...

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