Watson was born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1962. Watson Chirume is born on the 3rd of August in 1962.
He belongs to the Nzou Samanyanga (elephant) totem of the Korekore tribe.
He started sculpting part time under the instruction of Lovemore Mutsetsa while working as a driver on the farm up to 2000.
Besides the elephants, he created swimming tortoises and ‘lovers’, however he created these ones in his search for marketable sculptures. He was so pleased after his sculptures produced good sales in 2005, reaching a figure of sixty million Zimbabwean dollars.
Watson is a full-time sculptor specializing in fine art.