Alexander Makaki was born on the 5th of December 1969 in Guruve, 150km north of Harare. Alexander is from the Kore Kore Tribe and the Nzou samanyanga (elephant) totem. He attended his primary education at Horse shoe Primary and completed his O-Level at Holy Rosary secondary in Mvurwi in 1989. Although he grew up near to the art center he never took interest in learning to sculpt.
He hopes to continue working in stone sculpturing and leave a great legacy for his generation of artists to come and also continue touring other frontiers of art and conduct workshops in all the corners of the world. He is married and has two children, Alexandra and Tinashe.