Toni was born in Quelimane, Mozambique in 1963. His works are found in private collections locally and abroad. His childhood was spent on a remote cattle farm in Mozambique which left lasting impressions of rural Africa on Toni. Toni's first drawings were done in primary school in South Africa to illustrate his schoolwork. He drew to communicate, to express himself and to be recognised as an individual. These experiences were to become some of his most enduring influences and are a recurring theme in his work.