Saidi Omary (1979 - 2017)
Saidi Omary was born on July 7, 1979 in Msasani/Dar es Salaam. He was the son of the old member Saidi Chilamboni, who also became his teacher in 1989.
S.Omary's efforts resulted in participations in exhibitions at the National Museum of Tanzania and at the embassy of France in Dar es Salaam. S. Omary was fond of big paintings of animals with rich details, and he loved trying different innovative designs. He was an extremely skillful painter, but also a friendly and joyful teacher who has taught more than twenty students, for example Mangula, Slyd, Ibra, Mrope.
After having established an independant art workshop in Bagamoyo he returned to the cooperative and was living in Dar es Salaam until his sudden death on March 16, 2017.
His paintings appear also in the vertical calendars by Heye publishers, Germany. He was also a gifted singer and film actor.