Mathias Moris Mbagwende was born in 31st March 1967 in Ocean Road Hospital in Dar es Salaam. He studied primary school on Mafia island and Dar es Salaam. He started to carve in 1987 and he showed his work in National Museum, Mawazo gallery, Wasanii Art Centre and other places. During my last visit he complained that he was invited to an exhibition to China with Bernard Pius but finally someone else was sent to Beejing pretending to be the famous Mbagwende. He carves mostly in shetani style but recently he started to carve even decorative masks. He has three children – 15, 11 and 2 years old.