Shukuru was born in 1983 in the most remote and isolated place in Tanzania - Tunduru town is south Tanzania. The sight of roaming lions or elephants on its suburbs is not unusual. His parents moved from Nakapanya village to Tunduru. (Nakapanya village is the place from where most of the painters come)
He came to Tinga Tinga Cooperative since he is close relative both to Mr.Hasani and Mr.Charinda. His teached was Ali Wasia.