The eldest of ten children, Kephas Munga was born in Chinoyi, Zimbabwe, in 1963.
He attended primary school from the age of eight, finishing his secondary schooling at Tsungai Study Group in Banket in 1986. He met Akence Makore, one of Zimbabwe’s foremost sculptors and started sculpting under his guidance. Kephas worked with Akence for three years before moving to his own property to sculpt by himself.
Now married with two children, Kephas lives a simple traditional life in the hills of the Guruve area. His wife who is deeply committed to the Shona cultural tradition is keenly supportive of his work. Over the years Kephas has worked to develop a distinctive and powerful sculptural form. He occasionally uses polychromatic stone found in the immediate area of his home, but he prefers the hardest varieties of serpentine for their resistance.
Kephas Munga has participated in several local group exhibitions and has gained international recognition for his talent. The focus of his art is to remind people, both his own and those visiting Zimbabwe, of the strength and relevance of Shona culture and history.