Wise was born in Bamenda, North West Cameroon, where part of growing up involved reading most
of the novels in his father’s small library. His short story entitled 'Devils' won third prize at the 2014 Writivism International Short Story Contest held in Kampala, Uganda, where he also took part in the Writers’ Studio Workshop. He holds a Bachelors in Accountancy from the Oxford Brookes University UK and a Masters in International Development from the Institute of Education, University of London. Wise is the Founder and Executive Director of Action Foundation, a leading youth-development civil society
organization in Cameroon. He is an award winning activist and social entrepreneur.