Afolabi Akinola hails from Ikare-Akoko in Akoko-North East Local Government Area of Ondo State. He had his primary school at Ondo State School for Basic Science (now NYSC Nursery and Primary School), Ikare-Akoko from 1992 to 1999, and Secondary School Education at Ikare Grammar School, Ikare-Akoko from 1999 to 2003 and Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko from 2004 to 2009.
Akinola obtained his primary school leaving certificate at ondo State School for Basic Science; the West Africa Examination Certificate at Ikare Grammar School, Ikare-Akoko and B. Sc in Industrial Mathematics from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State.
Akinola is a member of Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM).
Akinola had varied of experienced between 2009 till date. He did his National Youth Service Corps at the Government Day Senior Secondary School in Briyel, Bayo local Government, Borno State from 2010 to 2011. He helped his father to manage and grow his business empire from teenager age till adulthood stage (2013).
Akinola has contributed his services to the upliftment of the church (RCCG & Anglican Church) at various levels. He served has the superintendent for the children and the Youth for many years at Emmanuel Anglican Church Edo Ikare-Akoko. He also served as the representative of the Youth to Church Parochial Council (PCC). In 2014 he was appointed as the secretary to select and recommend credible people in the church to occupy various leadership positions in the church for the service of God and humanity. He was elected in 2012 as the representative of the Youth of Emmanuel Anglican Church, Ikare-Akoko as one of the synod delegates for the Diocese of Akoko, Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion.
He is one time children teacher in Redeemed Christian Church of God, Royal Chapel Lagos Province 21 where he helped the children to grow spiritually and morally. As a house fellowship leader under Lagos Province 21 (now Lagos Province 63) he rose to the position of an assistance general secretary in the province under house fellowship Department. He was also the zonal house fellowship leader for Redeemed Christian Church of God Royal Chapel Zonal Headquarter Lagos Province 21.
He also served as both Parish Secretary and the Parish Youth pastor of Banner of Love Parish and later Mercy of God Parish until his official transferred by his employer from Kogi state in October, 2017 to Edo State.
He was also the minister in-charge of workers in training, baptismal class and follow up/evangelism.
Akinola is a vibrant and dynamic young man with passion to contribute his quota to the egalitarian society of ours.
Akinola likes reading political books, motivational and Christian books, watching football/home video films, making friends, travelling and attending seminars/conferences.