Kovu Nabiyev, born Kovu Abdulin, is SnowDropp's adoptive brother. He was born on April 10, 1997 to a very poor family in Uzbekistan. His mother's pregnancy was unplanned, and he does not know the city name. His parents couldn't afford to care for him, and their only option was to put him up for adoption. He lived in an adoption agency until he was 5. When Kovu was 5, an Uzbekistani family in the US, the Nabiyevs, who had a 3-year-old daughter, SnowDropp, returned to Uzbekistan to adopt a child, and they chose Kovu. They returned home to Iowa, and raised him and SnowDropp there. They taught them Uzbek and English.