Nyambo MasaMara was born in 1992, in Rwanda. Nyambo is a versatile multi-disciplinary artist, fabric and fashion designer, working in a range of media and across platforms. Nyambo is a pseudonym derived from his totemic relationship to the national cattle of Rwanda, with the elegant long horns, they are accorded royal status in his homeland. Nyambo’s work is informed by his life experiences. One of 14 children, he was born in Rwanda before the genocide. His family was forced to flee to the DRC in 1994, and continued to move between Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi. At the age of 13, he was sent overland by his family to join his older brother, in South Africa. He attended High School and College in Cape Town. An accountant by training, he practices as a professional fashion designer with the brand MASAMARA as well as a visual artist.