If talent had a name then it would be Emanuel Moses Onasaa. Was born in December of 1984 in East Africa Dar es salaam TANZANIA. He is young, multi talented and very committed artist.
While in High School Onasaa, apart from having a talent he went to DAR ART YOUTHS (DAY) for Fine Art Studies and Design from 1998-2004 and covered different courses which includes Art and Design, Still life , Landscape, Abstract, Memory drawing , Handmade Printing making, Printing and Pattern design under the supervision of teacher Ernest Mtaya.
After graduating from DAY Onasaa with his fellow 5 colleges Segumba, Yusuf, Senkukus, Mlawa and Msuya went out and start an art group called MAWIO ARTS which up to today deals with painting, designing, paper marcher book illustrations and t-shirt printing.
In 2006 2 years after graduating from High School ONASAA moved to Tianjin University for Chinese Language studies and in 2007moved to Beijing CHINA to pursue his university studies at the University of Science and Technology where he is currently taking BA International Economics and Trade.
Every where ONASAA goes he doesn't forget to carry his sketch book, pencil and a pallet with him. when he continued with his University studies he continued painting and participating in different art exhibitions. He uses Oil painting, Acrylics painting, Charcoal and Oil pastel on either Canvas, manila etc...
In his career as a painting artist ONASAA has been able to participate in different art conferences, courses, interviews with different News medias e.g BBC WORLD services and without forgetting art competitions and exhibitions.
1999 - Our lives organized by DAY
2001 - Young People & Art organized by DAY in collaboration with Alliance Francaise.
2001 - Collages exhibition by The London children gallery of art.
2002 - Earth Day organized by ROOTS AND SHOOTS.
2002 - Young people and art organized by Russian Culture centre in Tanzania.
2003 - Watercolors exhibition organized by Tanzania National Museum.
2003 - Participate and coordinate The Young people and art organized by DAY and Finish Embassy in Tanzania.
2004 - Fund raising for Wasanii art centre organized by USA Embassy and Italian Embassy.
2005 - B-Connected organized by Music MayDay Tanzania.
2005 - Wasanii Art Centre.
2006 - Zanzibar Film Festival Organized by ZIFF.
2007 - Tianjin university international students cultural exihibition.
2008 - USTB cultural day.
1996 - Merit for participating in International Habitat Planning for my art contribution from PLAN INTERNATIONAL.
2002 - 3rd prize winner for Earth Day art workshop organized by Roots & Shoots.
2002 - Certificate of appreciation from YOUTH ACTION VOLUNTEERS for art works contributed to the workshop for raising awareness about AIDS.
2003 - Certificate of Recognition for DAY for 3 years participation in exhibitions.
2003 - First prize winner in Children's Art competition organized by British Airways.
2008 - Medal of participation from BEIJING CHAOYANG INTERNATIONAL SPRING CARNIVAL in China.
2007 - certificate of appreciation for his artworks contributed on African Week May 2007 given by General union of African students in Tianjin (GUAST)
As told above Onasaa is a mutli talented artist who works so hard on what he has passion on. So apart from painting from 2002 to 2006 he also worked on fine performing field at the university of Dar es salaam as an actor by using French language for raising awareness to the general public on learning foreign languages as the means of communication in developed community and also sensitize on various issues such as HIV/AIDS, poverty, environmental and others.
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