Mbongeni Fakudze was born in Eswatini in 1982. After completing his schooling at Waterford Kamhlaba, Swaziland, he went on to study Fine Arts through correspondence at the University of South Africa, Pretoria. He then attended the Tshwane University of Technology in Tshwane (Pretoria) for Fine Arts. He also studied 3D animation and simultaneously worked for several years in 3D animation before becoming a full-time artist in 2008. In 2005, he moved his studio to August House in Johannesburg where he met Benon Latuuya. Since then Benon has greatly influenced Mbongeni’s approach. Another great inspiration is German artist, Voka, with his spontaneous and expressive gesture.