Obert was born on the 3rd of April in 1980 in the rural Mt Darwin in Northern Zimbabwe. During his early years he became interested in drawing through assignments given to him at school. When he became friends with an artist, Tichaona in 1999, he realized that he wanted to become one as well. Through minimal information supplied by his friend, Obert started visiting galleries and studying the different arts around him.
In 2000 he saw the work of a Zimbabwean artist, Tendai Nhavira. This inspired Obert to start painting.
From the first moment of taking painting seriously, Obert knew that he was fulfilling his destiny, working and suffering on this new journey. From the very beginning his work was highly regarded by the galleries, both in Zimbabwe and South Africa.