Slyd was born in January 1977 in Dar es Salaam. He is the grandson of one of the old Tingatinga legends Hashim Mruta. He started painting in 1994, his teacher was Said Omary.
He masters animals and birds in various motives. His paintings have been exhibited in Switzerland and some other European countries as well as in Japan. He continues to work hard in order to achieve higher standards.
He is married and has one daughter. His hobbies are playing and watching football, travelling and watching movies