David Nwaba was born in 1993 in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of Theodore and Blessing Nwaba, both of whom are of Nigerian origin. David has five other siblings, including his sister Barbara who is a professional heptathlete. Barbara competed at UC Santa Barbara, winning the 2015 and 2016 National Championships title and also competed in the 2016 Olympics. Nwaba played his prep basketball at University High School in Los Angeles, where he was a two-time All-Western League Most Valuable Player honoree and an All-League First Team selection. During his college days at Cal Poly, Nwaba majored in liberal arts with ambitions of becoming an accountant. David's favorite books are the Harry Potter series.