Tatayai attended Lesiraa Primary School.
His father died in 2013. His mother has no employment, she keeps hens for her family. The family lives at Longido, but BJ from Meserani Snakepark paid for Tatayai to go to Lesiraa (mother is an amputee, and BJ found her crawling on the floor at Longido). He has six sisters, and his first sister has passed away. His favourite subjects are Physics, Chemistry and Biology, and he would like to be a Science teacher one day.
Tatayai started Moita Boys’ Secondary Boarding School in January 2016. He is being sponsored by Manor College (Hartlepool) Year Seven pupils.