Somizi’s late parents Mary Twala and Ndaba Mhlongo will always have his back – quite literally…

That’s because the star has commissioned a gorgeous painted portrait of his parents’ smiling faces on one of his jacket to remind him that they are with him always.

Sharing on the sentimental piece on Instagram, Somizi shared that his jacket idea all started when he saw the young artist’s take on one of his late mother’s photos.

“When I saw a painting of my mom on Twitter by this young man, Olwethu Patuleni, I was immediately drawn to it. That’s when I had the idea of him making a portrait of my parents on a denim jacket,” he wrote in a post.

Take a look at the priceless portraits…

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So when I saw a painting of my mom on twitter by this young man @olwethudahandsome ines immediately drawn to it……and that’s when I had an idea of him making a portrait of my parents on a denim jacket. I’m initially i wanted to wear it at my mom’s funeral but because he is based in cape town time was not on our side…..but I still insisted that he makes it…..through the help of my PA @iam_sphekay he was able to track him and found him and gave him the brief…..oh boy did he deliver……when the parcel arrived today I was wondering why is it in a big box kanti this sweet talented young man added an actual framed portrait of my mom and as a surprise gift…coz I only paid for the jacket and the drawing on it…..thank u young man and may all yo dreams come true…..I’m probably gonna wear this once and frame it as well….ANDIHAMBI NDODWA…….MSHEFI AND MAMPINGA GOT MY BACK

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The media personality and Idols SA star has also commissioned the Cape Town-based artist to create this amazing, if not pricey, portrait of his late mom below…

Mary Twala portrait
Credit: Instagram @somizi