Alaowei Amanah graduated from East Mecklenberg High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. During high school, Amanah interned with the Charolotte Police Department and worked in the Real Time Crime Center. He also volunteered for Sirona Dental Systems, Crisis Assistance Ministry, Kick Cancer, and the East Mecklenberg High School Campus Clean Up. He enjoys playing soccer, hanging out with friends, and acting. As a Bonner, he works with EmPOWERment, Inc.