Tutani was born on 3rd March 1975 in Guruve, Mashonaland, Central Province of Zimbabwe.
He is the second born in a family of eight, four boys and four girls. His totem is (Moyo Ndizvo Dhehwa) The Heart.
In 1981 Tutani started his primary at Holy Rosary School in Mvurwi. During his primary education he enjoyed mostly his art and craft lessons. During school holidays he used to visit his Uncle Francis Mgubasi, a well-known first generation sculptor.
During this time he could imitate what his uncle was doing. By the age of twelve he was sculpting pieces that the collectors buying his uncles work would also buy. By the age of 13 he enjoyed sculpting so much that his father realized the talent and supported Tutani and brought him his first tools. By the age of 15 father introduced him to Tom Blomfield from Tengenenge Sculpture Community.
Before he finished his secondary education he already had his works displayed in the National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe. So when he finished school in 1992 he did not look for employment for he was already earning some money from his works. In 1993 soon after his secondary education he held a two-man exhibition with his uncle Luke Mgabazi at Ramambo Lodge Gallery. This was the beginning of his major exposure of his talent. Since then people have collected his works from all over the world.