Ngwana Maseko was born in Bulilima Mangwe District in the then Rhodesia on the 17th of January 1960.
He did his Sub “A” and Sub “B” at Izimnyama Primary School, Plumtree. He then moved to Bulawayo where he completed his Grade 7 at Maphisa Primary School. He did his Secondary education at Mpopoma High School, Bulawayo. In 1976 he was elected as the youngest Secretary for Youth in the Pumula Cell of the Sizinda Branch of ZAPU, under the chairmanship of Andrew Nyathi.
In 1976, him and his cousins Lotshe and Obert left Rhodesia to join in the fight for the liberation of Zimbabwe. In 1980, on the 16th of April, whilst waiting for Integration into the new Zimbabwe Army or possible Demobilization, he got a United Nations Sponsored Scholarship to Ethiopia where he trained first as a Pilot and then before the completion of the training, transferred to be an Aircraft Maintenance Technician.
He currently resides in the USA and continues to work in the Aviation Industry today. Ngwana is also heavily involved in the struggle for the emancipation of the people of Mthwakazi; that is (Matebeleland and the Midlands).
He is also known in the ZIPRA circles as James Ntatjana (Tatyana).