Safina Said Kimbokota was born in 1982 in Lindi Region, Tanzania. She moved to Dar-es-salaam at the age of eight and has lived in Dar-es-salaam since then. She was born into a very creative family where by her mother was a creative person and she was influenced from an early age by the wide range of creative expressions going on around her. She was encouraged to explore a variety of interests throughout her childhood but it was not until her final year of secondary school that she realized her passion for fine art.
She went to Uganda in 2001 to study at the Namasagali College in Jinja,Uganda. Then to Bagamoyo College of Arts in Bagamoyo Tanzania and in 2008 She joined University of Dar-es-salaam,Tanzania and completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011, she has been concentrating on developing a career as both a painter and a sculptor. She is a member of several organizations TNC for (AIAP), WAC (Women Are Creators), (FPASA) Fine and Performing Students Association) Also has been involved in a variety of Workshops, Projects and group exhibitions inside and Outside Africa. She currently lives and works in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania.