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NANGIDA Masawe

12069 Nangida 60x60cm $220

12069 Nangida 60x60cm $220

12069 Nangida 60x60cm $220

12069 Nangida 60x60cm $220

12069 Nangida 60x60cm $220

12069 Nangida 60x60cm $220

African Tale by Nangida

Are you interested to arrange exhibition? Are you interested to publish the African tales? Write me to: Daniel@TANART.org The paintings by Nangida are also for sale. The size is ca 100x140cm so they are huge paintings. The asking price for all 8 paintings is $4200, including transport fees.

African Tale by Tinga Tinga painter Nangida

6874 Tale by Nangida - part 1
Once upon a time Rabbit and Tortoise were living in one village beside Mount Kilimanjaro. Rabbits were living at north and Tortoise south part of the village. Rabbits were well skilled in chess game while Tortoises were good in farming.

African Tale by Tinga Tinga painter Nangida

6875 Tale by Nangida - part 3
Every year Rabbits and Tortoises were having chess festivals which were held in their village and each year Rabbits were the winner of the game and they were given a gift of cattle and shamba (farms) while Tortoises were losing their cows and farm and were poorer and poorer. In order to get some food they were now supposed to work at rabbit`s shamba.

African Tale by Tinga Tinga painter Nangida

6876 Tale by Nangida - part 4
Tortoises were tired of being labor of Rabbits so they ask Rabbits to teach them the chess. But Rabbits refused to teach them. Tortoises were disappointed. They couldn’t fulfill their dreams of being rich as rabbits.

African Tale by Tinga Tinga painter Nangida

6877 Tale by Nangida - part 5
One day Rabbit were going to play chess. He met with Tortoise who said: “Hello my friend, how are you!” The Rabbit replied “I am well”. Tortoise continued: “My friend, I see that you are walking a long distance so from now I will be carrying you from your house up to a place you are going to play chess game”. And Rabbit agreed with Tortoise.

African Tale by Tinga Tinga painter Nangida

6878 Tale by Nangida - part 6
When they reached the place of playing chess, Rabbit said to Tortoise: “My friend, please wait here for a while; after playing I will call you back.” Tortoise said: ”No, when you are playing while you stand up you are going to become tired and loose. Please seat on my body because when I put my legs inside my body I look like a chair.” And Rabbit agreed.

African Tale by Tinga Tinga painter Nangida

6880 Tale by Nangida - part 7
After one month Tortoise said to Rabbit to find another helper because now Tortoise had another work to do. But Tortoise went and taught the chess his friends. When festival started again Tortoise and his friends joined the competition. Tortoise played very skillfully now and Rabbit got surprised. They asked: “How does he know to play like this? And where did he learn to play this game? But they didn’t get any answer. Tortoise continued to win while others shouting

African Tale by Tinga Tinga painter Nangida

6879 Tale by Nangida - part 8
At the end of the game tortoise was a winner. Rabbits were crying because they loose the game. Other animals were happy and brought many different gifts Tortoises. Tortoises were given 50 goats, 100 cows and 50 hectares of farm.

African Tale by Tinga Tinga painter Nangida

6881 Tale by Nangida - part 9
The day after the game the Tortoise did a large party. They have prepared different foods and drinks. They invited their friends Rats. After eating and drinking they played drum and sung songs. Giraffe heard the voice a drums and came to congratulate them too. The life of Tortoise now is good; they are living with joy and in peace.

 

Who is Nangida?


Nangida Massawe was born in 1976 and he is coming from Chagga tribe which has roots at the mountain Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The inspiration for art comes from his grandfather who who had some artistic inclinations. He started school in 1984 in primary level and later in 1991 he joined secondary education. Nangida began to paint when he was a little boy of 5 to 6 years. When he was in primary school he was told by his teacher to paint birthday cards for his teachers. He also painted some educational tools for teachers. Then after finishing his A level Education he joined Bagamoyo College of Arts pursuing Diploma in Art. In 2000 he was a student of Peter Martin who taught him to paint Tinga Tinga paintings at Village Museum in Dar es Salaam. He is working there until now but got also teaching opportunities in schools in Dar es Salaam. He teaches how to paint..

Nangida is working at his studio at Village Museum alon but before it has been ocupied by well known painters such as John Kilaka, Emmanuel Jeremiah and their teacher Peter Martin whose teacher was Damian Msagula. This small group of painters, their friendship and work stretches beyond tribal differences. Five painters, five tribes – Chagga, Mfipa, Makonde, Mlundi and Myao.

Nangida paints Tinga Tinga and Morden art – mostly Masai people. His Tinga Tinga style is different from the mainstream Tinga Tinga. He depicts village life and animal in very decorative way. It is popular among children and it is not coincidence that he started recently to add African tales to his paintings. His dream is to illustrate a children book. His teacher Peter Martin died while illustrating a children book for a Japanese publisher.