Mejah Mbuya (Tanzania)

Mejah Mbuya is a pioneer on multiple fronts. as an artist, he is largely responsible for re-introducing graffiti art, known locally as ‘chata’, and shining a light on its history and socio-political relevance within Dar Es Salaam over the past ten years. Mejah and his team of fellow graffiti artists – Local, Medy, Kalasinga and Mizani 86 – make up the Wachata Crew, founded in 2007. The crew focuses on creating socially conscious graffiti art, developing a local taxonomy of graf images and symbols, and working on commission for companies, NGOs and artists of other mediums.

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