Lam Tungwar was born on August 27, 1983 in kalja village of Bentiu in Southern Sudan. War broke out in Southern Sudan that same year. In 1989, Tungwar became a child soldier in the military for about four years. This journey was chronicled in his first single over a decade later. Child Soldier (a biography and single) was released in 2006.
Through his music and place in his community, Tungwar participates in the major campaigns for the youth in Southern Sudan through educational initiatives. His second album, Call the President, expresses the changes he would like to see in communities all over the world.