Frans Moshimanyana Thoka was born in 1997 in Polokwane, Limpopo province, South Africa. After his birth, his family relocated to a coal town called Lephalale (Ellisras) in Limpopo province. He started school at Nelsonskop Primary School then went to Tielelo Secondary School where he completed his matric. Back in primary school, he used to draw cartoons like any children during that time. He regards himself as a self-taught artist and is currently studying Bachelor of Art in Visual Art at the University of Johanessburg. He is one of the Sasol New Signatures 2018 finalists.