Donnelley Lewis, of Samoan descent, was born in South Auckland before moving to the North Shore. He grew up playing sport and going to church and had very little interest in music. At the age of 15, he stumbled across his untapped potential after making a song on some run down equipment in his garage. After showing a few people from school, he received incredible amounts of praise and positive feedback. He then realised he had discovered a talent he never knew he had, and naturally, he wanted to pursue his options and see where this could take him.