Kamilah Kuti was born in Nigeria, but spent her childhood in the U.S. where her father had a successful boxing career. She moved back to her home country in her teens after her father retired and was trained by him in the fine art of pugilism. She soon mastered the sport and toured the continent beating various fighters from South Africa to Ghana. Upon her return to Nigeria, she captured the Foxy Boxing title and became a superstar inspiring young girls throughout the continent.