Amani Abeid was born in Tanga, Tanzania in 1986. Abeid is a multi-disciplinary visual artist who creates illustrations, paintings, comics, and cartoons. Abeid holds a bachelor of art in Project Planning, Management and Community Development from the University Of Dodoma. He was encouraged to pursue art by his uncle, Colonel Yona Msocha, who inspired him to paint his very first portrait of his late aunt.
Abeid has participated in a number of local and international residencies including a residency at Greatmore Studios in Cape Town, and solo and group exhibitions at the National Museum of Tanzania and the Deutches Historisches Museum in Germany, as well as in Cape Town and Sweden.