Garikai was born and raised in Zimbabwe, his education until university was in Zimbabwe. In 2004 he moved to Melbourne Australia where he attended Deakin University and completed his bachelors is I.T and Business Commerce. Garikai has spent the last 12 years working in the I.T industry and has an extensive business network through projects and ventures he has been part of.

A primary driver for starting AfriCann has always been his desire to learn from his time and exposure to different approaches in the developed world that Garikai believes can be implemented back home and throughout Africa. The best quality of life is something that all people should strive for and as a community can work towards building and developing. Garikai believes with the correct people, strong will, positive attitude, a desire to learn and improve Africa as a region can develop the same practices and maybe even elevate the industry with time.