Collen Maduwapera was born in 1967 as the third born in a family of
eight. Collen did his primary and secondary education at Thorncroft
Primary School and Rusununguko Secondary School. Collen was born and
grew up in a poor family and through hard work at school he managed to
come up with good results in his academics at school and professional
In 1990, Collen started sculpting under the tutorship of his mentor, the Late Nicholas Mukomberanwa who was called Elder
Statesman of Zimbabwe Stone Sculpture.
Collen continued part time alongside Mukomberanwa for about 13 years.
Half of these years he was working in the Head office of the Zimbabwean
Government as a debt collector.
In 1995, the Zimbabwean Government made a voluntary retirement package.
This made Collen take up the option to become a full time artist. …
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