Thabiti Mchisa was born in 1967 in South Tanzania. He is one of five brothers who paint Tinga Tinga - Issa Issa , Hasani Mchisa, Nasombe Mchisa and Issa Thabiti. Hasani Mchisa and Nasombe Mchisa passed away in April 2009. Hasani Mchisa painted in Lilanga style. Nasombe Mchisa was the first generation of Tinga Tinga painters. They have both passed away within two weeks in April 2009. Their legacy is continued by the remaining three brothers. The Mchisa brothers are related to Charinda family which is represented by Mohamed Charinda. The style of Charinda or Mchisa family slightly differs from the style of Tinga Tinga family. The popular design of Thabiti Mchisa are the hippos and fish swiming together in a pond.