Born into a Congolese family in Croydon, south London, ZieZie began singing at the age of 11 when he joined the school choir.
Even at that early age, he cultivated a varied taste in music, and despite starting college to study carpentry he quickly set his heart on a career in music. Toward the end of 2016 he posted his first track online, which became so popular industry figures began to take notice. Following the release of "Mingle" ZieZie began to work with the production duo iLL BLU, who helped him to hone his mix of Afrobeat, rap, dancehall, and pop. Following the video Following the release of the video in April, "Fine Girl" became the soundtrack to the hottest summer in the UK, spawning a dance challenge and over 20m streams on Spotify alone. It was playlisted across BBC Radio 1, 1xtra, Capital Xtra and many more.