As the Chairman of Tinga Tinga Cooperative, Mbwana Sudi signed the licensing contract in 2008 which waved away rights to the name Tinga Tinga to the BBC production company Tiger Aspect. The name is now used by companies such as Walt Disney, Penguin and other in connection with the children film series Tinga Tinga Tales. Mbwana Sudi was one of the 5 illustrators. He worked at the production studio in Nairobi where he stayed for several months in 2009.
One of Mbwana's paintings was selected as a present to Hillary Clinton