Itayi was born in 1975 in Rusape District of Zimbabwe. He is the first born in a family of eight. At the age of 11 years, he moved to the city Chitungwiza where he did his secondary education up to O level in 1993.
In 1994 his uncle Richard Mupumha encouraged Itayi to start stone sculpting under his guidance. After a two year apprenticeship , Itayi was confident enough to strike out on his own name. At present , he is a full-time sculptor with a wife and young child working at the Chitungwiza Arts Centre with his brother Onias.
Feb –April 2014 he was one of four Zimbabwean artists along with Tonderai Sowa , invited to participate in an Artist Exchange at Sonkala Yonkala in Luanda , Angola with Angolan artist Jao Mayembe .
Itayi’s work was featured in a joint exhibition at Msande Gallery in Berlin Germany in 2001.