Charinda was born in 1947 in the Nakapanya village, in the Tunduru
district, Rovuma region, south of Tanzania. He is married and
has six children.
completed primary education and started painting in 1975 learning
Mruta, a first generation Tingatinga painter. Charinda
speciality is painting people in village scenes or stories always
with a narrative or educational message. He has also depicted
his legend of Makua Inferno where all the bad people (thieves,
criminals, etc) will be tied together and then transformed into
semi-animal devils - shetani.
was the first painter of the tingatinga school to change from
masonite boards to textile canvas in 1989.
"Tinga Tinga, the popular paintings fom Tanzania", Y.
Goscinny and "Art in Tanzania 2001", Y. Goscinny