In "Banana Republic," the artist acknowledges the disturbing history of colonization, and also recognizes the creolization of his island. In his depictions, Sahlehe chooses a bright color palette and energetic brushwork, creating works that are celebratory. These paintings use fruit and grains as their reference point, but meander into abstracted, vigorous compositions, which commemorate the resilience of cultures to regenerate convention into hybrid customs.
Sahlehe works in a variety of media and has participated in numerous exhibitions throughout the Southeast. Significant exhibitions include "What a Kallaloo" at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. He was a SCAD Alumni Atelier ambassador in Spring 2017, and is currently a MINT (Gallery) Leap Year resident. His work has been covered in Atlanta’s City Lights, Atlanta Magazine and other publications. Sahlehe lives and works in Atlanta.