"Creating comes from my mind and nature. I was born an artist, and I just love art. It is part of my life." -Matthew
Matthew was born January 13th, 1978 in Harare, the Zimbabwean capital. He was surrounded by Shona sculpture from a very young age as his father, Emanuel Nakhawale, and his uncle were very active in the Shona sculpting movement.
Matthew went through formal schooling, and achieved his O levels before beginning his life as a sculptor at the age of twenty-one. He credits his father and sculptor Rangarirai Makunde for teaching him the fine details and technicality of sculpting.