Tinashe B Jeremia Chihota was born in the year 1975 in a family of six 5 boys 1 girl. In 1981 his father Tinapi J Chihota drew a Zimbabwean bird on a concrete slab and asked him to copy exactly what he had done and left me for a while. When he came back, he saw that Tinashe had drawn the exact same bird as his father. At this point his father noticed that his son had an artistic talent.
From there he begun to teach him how to use stone sculpting tools. At the age of six Tinashe made successfully made his first sculpture, a mother and child abstract serpentine stone sculpture.