Born on 22 May 1986, Chocolate Soul, real name Refiloe Pule Elisha Thoahlane is a musician from Maseru Lesotho. He is the first born of two children of Abel and Mary Thoahlane. Most of his upbringing took place in Maseru Lesotho, but his father worked for the African Capacity Building Foundation, a subsidiary of the World Bank, in Zimbabwe from 1994 – 1999. Thoahlane attended middle School at the Harare International School in Harare, Zimbabwe. At the end of 1999 Refiloe and his family moved back to Lesotho and then attended high school in Machabeng college, International School of Lesotho from 2000 – 2002. At the beginning of 2003, Refiloe enrolled at the International School of South Africa in Mafikeng, in the Northwest of South Africa. In 2004 he moved to Bloemfontein where he lived till 2010 when he moved back to Lesotho.
Chocolate has been writing songs since he was ten years old, but he actually started to record music when he was 15 years old. For all this time he has been trying to explore different genres of music but his preliminary focus was on hip-hop music. Writing words to music started when he was only ten years old and his actual music instrumental production began when he started recording at age 15. Since then he has been making instrumentals and recording audio. He made music in the comfort of his bedroom for almost five years before actually stepping into a real studio at age 20, when he enrolled for a Sound Engineering and Audio production course at Damelin Bloemfontein. That was after attempting to pursue a Bachelor of Social Sciences Degree from the University of Free State. The degree was never acquired.