Efeso Collins is of Samoan and Tokelauan decent. Raised in Otara, he is the youngest of six children. Efeso is married to Fia, they have a young daughter, and attend a local Samoan church in west Auckland.
Efeso is passionate about Pasifika people having a voice in New Zealand and has worked with young people for many years.
He is an outspoken social commentator and broadcaster, and is currently studying towards a doctorate in Indigenous Studies. He holds the Samoan alii matai title of Fa’anana from the village of Satufia, Satupaitea, Savaii.