Tony Nsofor was born on May 3, 1973, in Oguta, Nigeria. He attended Holy Ghost College, Owerri, before moving to Government College, Owerri to study for two terms. His parents later moved him to Federal Government College, Okigwe to complete his secondary education. At Okigwe, he was president of the Fine Arts Club for most of the time he was a student. In 1991, he gained admission to study Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and majored in Painting.