Itayi was born in 1975 in Rusape. At the age of 11, he moved to Chitungwiza, where he did his secondary education up to Ordinary Level. In 1994, Itayi’s uncle, Richard, encouraged him to start stone sculpting as his apprentice. After two years of training, Itayi was confident enough to strike out on his own. He is one of Guruve’s most popular and talented artists. His work was featured in Joint Exhibitions at Msande gallery in Berlin in 2001. In February 2014, he was one of four artists invited to participate in an Artist Exchange at Sonkala Yonkala in Angola. Currently, he is working with his wife and brother at the Chitungwiza Arts Centre.