Njomza was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Both her parents are from Albania, and Vitia speaks Albanian and English fluently. Njomza has been performing in talent shows since she was five. At the age of 14, she formed a band named "Scarlett." However at 16, Njomza quit from the band to pursue a solo career. After that Njomza started to put up covers on her YouTube channel and some of her original songs. Njomza was discovered by Mac Miller and got signed to his label Most Dope. Njomza released her first mix tape called Gold Lion on April 22nd, her 19th birthday.