Alhaji lives with his father in the market area of Waterloo. The care his father gives is primarily in the form of a place to sleep at night. Alhaji was forced to work for food for himself and his father. He often worked grinding corn and doing other odd jobs to make money. Because of the lack of money, Alhaji was not able to go to school.
Alhaji is in Junior Senior Secondary (JSS) I at Peninsula Secondary.