In Oba's early life him and his family were taken into slavery from his home by Zola Ade 's group and due to the corruption of his mind and being taken from his family he was separated from the after he watched them being treated poorly and tried to do something about it. Often stopping his work to try and fight the slavers that are disrespecting his family or even hurting them. This led to him being beaten by them or even tortured leading him to become irrational and disobedient. Multiple different emotional outbreaks caused him to receive punishments for his actions, resulting in scarring, bruises and even broken bones. Seeing the anger Oba had they tried to use it as a tool, rather than having him do labour as a slave they wanted to use his frustration, anger as a tool to turn him into a soldier and make him fight for them and inevitably carry out the very actions that turned him into what he is today to countless others. Often, Oba talked back towards his takers in multiple different situations and they took it as disrespect, they didn't stand for this and over the many occasions they had enough and threw him to the floor and held him down. They forcefully cut out his tongue for his actions of talking back to them and the disrespect and slander he threw towards them which was deserved but after they turned him into a man and a soldier they didn't take it lightly. After this he couldn't talk back anymore so he subdued to them and joined their ranks and fought with them. He's still wary of them but is loyal due to him having nothing left and will fight with Zola's group until his last breathe, After this Zola's group tried to evade their crimes and ruthlessness in Africa and wanted to head elsewhere to continue their rampage and crime, they illegally travelled to Russia to take over new land and eventually finding themselves in the land of Chernarus.