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Mwamedi Chiwaya Archives - Tanzanian Fine Art

Mwamedi Chiwaya

Mwamedi Chiwaya was born in 1979 in Dar es Salaam. He is from the Ngoni tribe which originates from Songea. Mwamedi Chiwaya is one of the most hardworking and diligent Tinga Tinga painters in Tanzania. He paints day and night, mastering the details meticulously. After his father, the great painter Rajabu Chiwaya passed away, he was the one to support the large family of 7 brothers and sisters. He paints outside the Tinga Tinga Cooperative in Mbagala, part of Dar es Salaam. More painters followed him which led to establishment of “Chiwaya Studio”. Charles, Mawazo, Hapela are one of his followers. In 2009 a game called Lead The Meerkats was inspired by his art. In 2010 a painting of his father was sold for $51.070 in Paris.

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