Adamu was born in Tunduru in South Tanzania in 1979 to Makua mother and Mwao father. He set out to Dar es Salaam in age of 20 to learn Tingatinga art from his family members. He was helped by Saidi Chilamboni in Dar es Salaam. The teacher of Adamu was Saidi Omary, the son of Saidi Chilamboni. Adamu is now living in Mikocheni with his wife and one child called Adam. (6 years) . It is maybe interesting to know that Adamu was quite sole and independent student. He started outside the Cooperative before he was accpeted. The reason for his entrance to the Cooperative was that he has family mambers here. He is a great painter mastering details.