Born in Tukuyu/Tanzania in 1958
Studied graphics/journalism in Italy (1979/80)
Free-Lance Journalist and Cartoonist for several Tanzanian newspapers (since 1980)
"21 years in Hamburg, Germany (December 1981 - July 2002)
Masters Degree (MA) in “Visuelle Kommunikation“, Hochschule für bildende Künste (HfbK), Hamburg (1991)
“On-The-Job Training“, with several radio and TV stations in Germany e.g. RTL, Deutsche Welle, SAT 1, Premiere and NDR (1992/94)
Freelance Journalist for BBC London, African Events Magazine, TAZ-Hamburg, epd-magazine, NDR radio & TV, Deutsche Welle, Vox-SZ-magazine, SAT 1, RTL (since 1994)
Cartoonist / Illustrator / Writer: Late 70's and early 80’s: for Daily/Sunday News, Kiongozi, Lengo, Fahari etc. in the 90's: for several Germans papers.
Cartoon exhibitions: Museum für Völkerkunde, Hamburg, Goethe-Institute Dar-es-Salaam,
Tanzania and Several other institutions in Germany
Consultant e.g. for Dienste in Übersee, DED-Berlin, DSE-Bad Honnef, Friedrich-Ebert Foundation, Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation, Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, Hamburg Police
Author/Co-Author :
“Elimu ni ufunguo wa maisha“, GEO-WISSEN, 1/1999,
“Nelles Guide, Tanzania“ (with Elke Frey), 1998
“Afrikaner in Hamburg", publication (Hamburger Ausländerbeauftragte), 1996
Member of the jury of ECOMOVE 2001 - a festival of environmental films in Berlin, Germany
Return to Tanzania in 2002, foundation of the film and TV production company MATATIZO Multimedia Productions Company Ltd. in Dar-es-Salaam
Member of the Zanzibar Film Festival (ZIFF) and also member of TAIPA (Tanzania Independent Services)