Brian Nehumba - African (Shona)

Brian Nehumba was born on March 4, 1976 in Harare, Zimbabwe – the first born in a family of eight. He grew up in Chitungwiza and did his primary education at Seke Five High School where he obtained six 'O' level passes. After school and during his holidays, Brian would visit artists like Nesbert Masunda, Chitua Jemlia, Deford Kanyemba and Kaitano Ngamu and entertain them with stories while he worked. With the help of Kaitano, he sharpened his sculpting skills. After completing his secondary education, he decided to fully invest his time in sculpting and by 1996 he opened a workshop alongside his younger brother Terence P. Nehumba. He mostly uses springstone and opal, but also metal and wood.


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