"Magupela" or more formally Nito dos Santos is a talented young artist from Mozambique in Southern Africa. He has been living and exhibiting in Melbourne since 2005. He draws his inspiration from his experiences as a young artist living in Maputo the capital of Mozambique. He spent his adolescent years in the height of the Mozambican civil war and many of his artworks allude to the tough times families faced in this period. Much of the impact of this plus the following years of life in a peaceful country, can be seen in Magupela's works.