Leonah was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. She spent the first three years of her life in the rural area of Zhukwe in Gwanda. She moved to the second largest city of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo to start her schooling. In the year 2014, she then moved to South Africa to continue her primary schooling. She did grades 3 to 7 at Luvolwethu Primary School in Mpumalanga. It was where she discovered her passion for public speaking. She used it to raise awareness about challenges which people face.