Mushawepwere was bornin Mutoko, in the Chief Nyamukoho
Chichobve Kraal. He is the third born in a family of four , three boys and one girl. He is of Nzou
grew up in Chitungwiza were he completed his primary education at Seke No. 1
Primary School and his Ordinary Level at Seke NO. 4 High School. At school
Tendai was good at drawing and he found it easy to carve contemporary
visual art under Chikusa Padzuwas supervision.
started his sculpting career in 1994. He was taught by Chikuwa Pasuwa and
worked with him for two years. He became a full time artist when he decided to
venture on his own in 1996.
inspired him to carve is his black culture andhistory, which he believes is becoming defunct in
carving. He wants to help revive this art
with other artists like him. He does not only carve sculpture related
to hisculture butthat whichrevolves around him,
in the present day of his life and the life in itself as a whole.
markets his art mostly in Europe & the USA through collectors who visit his gallery
from time to time.