Annarita Maffei, known as Abena Tafari, was born in Benevento, a small city in South Italy, on April 1, 1978. Today, she lives nearby in San Giorgio del Sannio. Her greatest wish is to travel to the United States of America, Jamaica and across the African continent.
From an early age she was attracted to the arts more than anything. She pursued a degree in Conservation of Cultural Environments, specializing in the Conservation of Natural Environments and Landscapes. Through this practice, she preserves artistic artifacts, historical buildings and cultural traditions. She has a passion for REAL-izing paintings and drawings, following what the Artist calls "Visions" instead of "inspirations." She desires to spread Rastafari belief, and the love for African Ancestry. Through Art, she teaches Love.
"Art can save the World. With Art, Human Beings express the World itself. If you know, and overstand what the World have to say, then you will know and overstand what the World needs."