Nembo Songo Akida was born in Trench Town Kingston Jamaica. He was born to a Jamaican father and African mother, his upbringing was very rough for the first five years of his life but at age five his mother and father got a divorce so Nembo and his mother relocated back to Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). After the divorce and move back to Africa it left Nembo and his mother very poor so he was unable to attend school like he did back in Jamaica, his mother often relied on his uncles and his grandparents for support. So with Nembo unable to attend school he found other ways to fill in his time, he would spend most of his childhood out on the streets causing trouble. In his teens he lost all interest in school and was more focused on making money he would pull every trick in the book to make money he would often, lie, rob and steal from anyone. By age 18 Nembo had earned enough money from his shady jobs to get on a boat over to Europe. He's been backpacking his way round ever since.
Not long after arriving in Europe Nembo needed more money, problem was he had no applicable work skills and no legal documents to actually get work anywhere so he went to the internet cafe and messaged one of his friends back home asking what he should do. His friend suggested that he get in contact with some of his other work buddies back home and see if they could arrange anything, Nembo hesitantly agreed he didn't really want to be involved with those people anymore but he was desperate for money.
A few weeks later and Nembo had found work through his old contacts, he was working on a boat all over Europe it was nothing legal of course and before Nembo knew it he was trafficking people all over and he found he was very good at it with him having connections throughout Jamaica, Africa and now Europe, throughout his travels Nembo had met many different types of people from all different walks of life at some-point during his travels it was then he met Gwala Dingiswayo, Kosan Ifu, Awimba Muncho and Razik Shapur how they all met is uncertain, but Nembo thinks it was when he was at the peak of his trafficking career that they came to him and presented the smuggling idea, they came to Nembo because he knew the seas and could get the boats to set the plans in motion.
Nembo's past is quite shady and he never really opens up about it all that people know about him is that he is originally from Jamaica relocated to Ivory Coast when he was young and was up to no good for many years. Due to his personality he makes friends with people quite easy this has led to him having many connections, it is thought before he left for Europe and met members of the Red Star Rebel Movement that he had involvements with Rebel Groups back in Ivory Coast in particular COJEP most commonly known as the Young Patriots.