Future D. Fidel was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After the death of the president Mobutu, the country descended into lawlessness that claimed the lives of his parents and he was separated from his siblings. When civil war struck in 1996, he was forced to flee as an orphan stowaway to Tanzania. He tried desperately to trace his surviving family; he was finally reunited with his sister six years later. He spent eight years in a camp before being accepted as a refugee in Australia, where he now lives with his brother, sister and nephews. Fidel is active in arts in Queensland, forming the Fimbo Boys in 2007 that performed African modern dance and music at various events, supporting young people from Refugee backgrounds. He also started projects working on making cultural films. He started working at La Boite Theatre Company as a playwright in residence from 2013 to 2015 and his debut play Prize Fighter was featured in the Brisbane Festival. Not only a playwright, Fidel is also an electrical engineer after securing his Bachelor degree from Griffith University, as well as a Gospel artist.