Samuell Benta was born to a Antiguan father Leroy Benta, and Jamaican mother Jasmin Benta. He attended Surrey Square Primary School, Arkwright Primary School and Vicars Green Primary School and in all of these schools was in the choir. He spent his high school years in Copland Community School. He has three siblings, one older, two younger. His second cousin Sheldon acted in the 1992-1996 series Ghostwriter. Another one of his cousins is alleged to be Vanessa on the new College Hill series.