Amen Alonge was born in Lagos and moved to London as a teenager almost twenty years ago. He took a Master's Degree at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, then worked as an engineer. He went on to take a screenwriting course at London Film Academy and, for a while, ran the family business, a sports media company that owned the global licensing rights for the Nigerian Football League. He changed careers since, and is currently training to become a solicitor. Amen lives in London with his wife and their son.