Tonderai Linos Sowa was born in 1978 in Nyanga. He began carving with his stepdad, Julius Chinhoyi, in 1995. He worked under Julius for two years, then worked for an additional two years with Rosemary Chakanyuka in Chitungwiza before making the decision to work on his own as a full-time artist in 2002. His stepfather motivated him and always taught him to socialise and show love to everyone, which led to him choosing Love as the theme of his sculptures.
In October 2013, he secured second prize in the Art Exhibition and competition held at the Chitungwiza Arts Centre to celebrate the centre’s 15th anniversary. In February 2014, he was one of four artists invited to participate in an Artist Exchange at Sonkala Yonkala in Angola.