Joel Nhete was born in Chitungwiza in 1971 in a family of five boys. He lives in the suburb of Seke in Chitungwiza where he went to high school and completed his 'O' levels. He was very skilled in art school and became attracted to sculpting after being inspired by the Kanyemba carving family. He now is a full time sculptor. Joel has had his work shown in Harare City National Gallery, Chapungu Gallery and Shields of Africa, as well as being involved in group exhibitions at Zimbabwe's John Boyne Gallery, Natinos Galleries of Zimbabwe, Australia, Belgium and Holland.