Ebony Naomi Oshunrinde was born on December 28, 1996 at the Birchmount Hospital in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, to Jozie Oshunrinde. She lived with her mother in North York and Mississauga before eventually setting in Brampton. WondaGurl started producing on her keyboard with drum pads at age 9. At age 15, she entered the 2011 and 2012 Battle of The Beat Makers competition in Toronto, Ontario, where Canadian record producer Boi-1da was present as one of the guest judges at both years. She won first place in the latter year, earning herself a trophy and a Roland SH-01 Gaia synthesizer.