Mana moved to New Zealand in 2006 from Tonga. He graduated from the University of Canterbury with a degree in Information Technology. However, since 2013 he has discovered his passion for performing arts and is now part of the Y|NOT collective. He has been in the Y|NOT productions La’u Gagana and The Fahu. His other theatre work includes No Limits’ Speak Your Truth, Fifth and Last and Victor Rodger’s Christ(church) Almighty. Mana is also a DJ and runs a graphics design business on the side.