Aiko Maya Roudette was born in Derby, England. She moved to the Caribbean soon after birth, initially to Trinidad and Tobago, but eventually to the country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. She spent most of her life in St. Vincent, and moved to Wales to study in 2006. After graduating she spent a year of work and travel around the Caribbean and Latin America. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Film Production from Bard College in May 2013, and is currently employed by a film production company in upstate New York.