Precious was born in 1975 in Nyanga and began sculpting in the early 1990's. He inspired his younger brothers and other relatives and friends in Nyanga to take up sculpting as well. Precious has displayed his work in many exhibitions in Harare as well as in the United States, Canada, many countries in Europe, South Korea and Africa. His inspiration and vision is to see the name of the Mashaya family as being synonymous with sculpting. Precious Mashaya now lives in Ruwa, Harare.