Robino Ntila was born 1953 in Ndanda, Tanzania. At the age of 23 he joined Nyumba ya Sanaa (House of Art) in Dar Es Salaam. Later on he started working there as an artists and chief coordinator. His art brought him more then 10 times to Austria where he specialized in etching techniques. He was accompanied to Austria by Francis Imanjama. Later on even George Lilanga, Hendrick Lilanga, Haji Chilonga followed. He started several artists associations but none of them lasted very long as there is missing unity among the local artists. For instance he was working together with the American Sister Jean Pruitt for many years but then they splitted. As a consequence Nyumba ya Sanaa fell down. He was originator of the idea of Wasanii Art Centre. He introduced the idea and art to American and Italian Embassy which then sponsored a selling exhibition. But when artists got $46.000 through selling paintings and sculptures they lost also their dream. The money are used to pay a very high rent of an exhibition space at Slipway, the artists complain. Last project of Robino Ntila is Rafiki Art Trust, with Godfrey Semwaiko as director. (He is a good illustrator). Robino has been known because of his art in Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe as well as in Switzerland and Finland. Ntila has conducted several workshops on print etching. His etching arts illustrate traditional and contemporary life in Africa.