Mteko was born in 1982 in Nakapanya. His father was painting in seventies; he is called Mteko Saidi but returned back to Nakapanya. But it was not his father who introduced him to Tinga Tinga, but instead his uncle Mustapha Yusufu and the late Jaffary Aussi. It was in 2003. Since then he is painting at the Tinga Tinga Arts Co-operative Society. He is quite creative, as you see his paintings explore the world of animals from different angles. His style is similar to that of Mustapha Yusufu as he was his teacher.