Ruby grew up in remote parts of Africa where her parents worked in wildlife conservation. Animals have always been a huge part of her life. "We had a leopard named Jamu and an elephant named Noah." Her grandfather is also well known for having two male lions at his side.

Inspired by the culture of her upbringing, Ruby developed a love to sing. While away at school, hearing a friend play the piano inspired her to teach herself. With her newfound interest in the piano blossoming, she soon found herself becoming more confident in her singing.