The Powell-Cotton sisters stayed in his village from the 19th to the 22nd of April 1936 and visited again in 1937, arriving on the 25th of May. They described him as 'old' and said he had three wives. While staying with him they collected many objects and much information. When objects are known to have been bought from him, collected with his assistance or while staying in his village they will be linked to this record. In this way we hope to begin to build up a picture of his role in the creation of the collection.
He is half brother to Tchiliwandele whom he introduced the sisters too.