1970 born in Dar es Salaam.
Began painting in 1985.
Signs his pictures with "Huruka", "Chassa", "Ras Huruka Abdulrahmani Mponda" or similar.
His works are based on the technique of the so called Tingatinga-style:
"Once there was a man called Eduardo S. Tingatinga. He was born in Mozambique, but during the 1960s he established an art form that became associated with his new homeland, Tanzania. Today "Tingatinga" is the Tanzanian term for this form of art, known mostly in Tanzania, Kenya, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark."
"Street Scene", lacquer on canvas, 93 x 80 cm, Tanzania 1996.
Pernille Nesje writes in "Tingatinga art in Tanzania: the predicament of culture?" about this particular picture:
"City Life has been depicted, Horror Vacui has played a central role. On the bus it reads 'Remember Time' and it is packed with people running here and there, jumping on the bus and so forth. It seems as if it is telling people to slow down - not to take up the European ways of always being on your way to somewhere - remember that there are more important things. The image itself is packed with people, and therefore also gives of the feeling of 'business' - the whole painting is working together to carry forward a message to the viewer."
(postamble 1, 2004)