Raymond was born on January 1, 1964 in Ruaspe, which is in Manicaland province. He did his primary education at St. Joseph Primary School in Rusape, Because his parents were poor, he could not go for his secondary education due to lack of financial resources. Mr. Chirambadare was happily married and had five kids. Fungai was his first born and a notable sculptor ar age seventeen. Raymond had a keen eye for art while he was in school. He used this skill when he lost one of his eyes in a tragic boxing accident. After this tragic incident he started sculpting in 1988 in Chitungwiza. The late master Sculptor Albert Mamvura inspired him. Albert taught him the basic skills of sculpturing. Raymond specializes in figurative and abstract pieces His favorite stones were green Verdite and Opal.