He was born in Derbyshire, England and raised in Woolwich. His mother was English and his father was Guyanese. His name means 'truth' in Swahili. He graduated in 2009 from London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Since childhood he has been a fan of dance and is the Artistic Director of dance company Birdgang and has appeared in pop videos with Mariah Carey and Kylie Minogue.
His first big TV role was in Eternal Law where he played a laywer/angel named Tom Greening.