I was born in Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal, grew up in exile, in Geneva, Switzerland and studied at the International School of Geneva in Switzerland and later Waterford Kamhlaba, United World College in Swaziland. As a student in Swaziland, I received a distinction for a research project, which included interviewing established and major artists who later became my colleagues at The Bag Factory Studios in Newtown, Johannesburg.
It is through that eye opening exercise and exposure to the art establishment at such a young age that I decided to become an artist. I later enrolled and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree Mount Vernon College, in Washington DC, and a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from The University of Cape Town. I have since participated in numerous international residencies and workshops.