INOMI comes from a culturally diverse background, being born in Ethiopia with strong Eritrean roots. Growing up in Eskilstuna near Stockholm, he developed a passion for sports, video games, and formed a close-knit circle of friends. He found solace in music through his brother and discovered the art of beatmaking at the age of 14. At first focusing on hip hop instrumentals and house music he eventually found himself remixing songs which unraveled the secrets of song structure.

In 2016, INOMI made a habit of sneaking into a music studio at night with a couple of friends. These ventures ignited a passion for artistic independence, leading INOMI to embark on a solo musical journey in 2020.