Aggrey is a self-taught artist born in the Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania. He was an outgoing child with creativity running through his veins. He started painting when he was 10 years old, producing different colors from plants and flowers. Through his education, after completing secondary school, he found himself enrolled at a college of business education even though he knew, deep down he was born to be an artist.
Aggrey has participated in a number of exhibitions in different countries such as Finland, England, USA etc. Some of Aggrey’s greatest achievements include him being the first winner in the World Day Food drawing competition organized by FAO in 1980. Furthermore, he was the only painter selected from Tanzania to participate in the second Pan African cultural Festival which took place at the International Fair of Algiers (Algeria) in July 2009. Aggrey also had the opportunity to curate at the Wasanii Art Center from 2004 to 2010 following the initiative of the former ambassadors from the American and the Italian Embassy.
Currently, Aggrey has his own studio in Dar es Salaam where he enjoys exploring the depths of color.