Velias Ndaba is a permanent resident of Botswana. Born in Tutume, Botswana (1962), he has been exhibiting his work around the country since 1985 and internationally since 1994. In 1978 Ndaba spent a year training at the Mzilikazi Art and Craft Centre in Bulawago, Zimbabwe and a year in London in 1996 as the artist in residence for Gas Works Studios. Ndaba was manager at Thapong Visual Art Centre, Gaborone from 1991 to 1999. He was an artist member of the Botswana Art Association and assisted in coordinating the President’s Day Art Competitions in 2013 and 2014. Currently Ndaba works as a freelance art illustrator, full time painter and sculptor.