Iyabo Theresa Ogionwo (nee’ Adekolu) was born in Hamburg, Germany on 23rd September 1978 to Timothy Babyemi Adekolu and Funke Esther Adekolu. Her Birth heralded much joy in her family as her parents had been childless for several years and incidentally did not have any more children thereafter. She grew up in Lagos, Nigeria where here parents re-located to from Germany in the early 1980’s.
Amongst others she attended Christland Secondary School, Lagos, Nigeria from 1992 – 1994 and Ashdale Secondary School, Lagos Nigeria 1994 – 1998 where she obtained her GCE O LEVELS.S
She then proceeded to APTECH Worldwide Computer School where she attained the following qualifications:
• Higher Diploma in Software Engineering (HDSE) Year 2002• Ordinary Diploma in Software Management (DISM) Year 2001• Certificate of proficiency in Systems Management (CPISM) Year 2000
Upon completion of her Diploma studies, she proceeded to London, United Kingdom and attended the International University of America where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (First Class Honours).
In 2012 she picked up the mantle of education once again by attending University of Gavle (HOGSKOLAN), Gavle Sweden where she obtained a BA in International Social Work in 2016 before proceeding to the highly prestigious Lund University in Lund Sweden for an M.sc in Development Studies 2018.
She had made plans to complete the pinnacle of Academic achievement by obtaining a Ph.D. and had already begun the process of securing admission for it before this dream was cut short as she passed away prematurely in 2019.