Abbasi Mbuka was born in Dar es Salaam in 1975. His mother is from Kondoa District and father from Iringa. Unfortunately his father Asukile Kiando dissapeared when Mbuka was still new born. Nobody knows what happened. When Mbuka was older he continued to look for his father but without success. His father was a journalist in radio Tanzania. . In fact the case of Mbuka´s father finished at court lead by his brother Asheli Kiando. Mbuka learned about Tingatinga from Salum Mussa, Mzee Lumumba. The reason was that after Mbuka´s father dissapeared the mother stayed with Salum Mussa. But it was not him who taught him, it was Nipela.