She was born on the 24th of December, 1962 to the Adekola family as Bilkisu Abiodun Motunrayo OmobolanleIbidunni. She is the third child in a Moslem family then of seven children. She was born to a Nigerian father, Mr.Abdulmashood Adekola of Oke-Foko Ibadan, and a Cameroonian mother, Hannah Aduke Adekola nee Ashu of Tinto village in Western Cameroon.
She was born in Ibadan and had her primary education in Ibadan but because her father´s nature of work ensured that he was transferred to several places regularly, she got transferred to various schools and ended up finishing her primary education in a public school, St. Paul African Church Primary School in Lagos. From there, she proceeded to Methodist Girls High School (popularly called MG) for her secondary school education, after which she gained admission to University of Ife (now ObafemiAwolowo University) to study chemistry.
She had an interesting number of aspirations at different phases of her life. In the secondary school, she wanted to be a doctor at the university. While studying chemistry, she developed interest in Law because she did not like chemistry as a course, then in architect then finally decided to work as an accountant. She finally got to work in an accounting firm during her service year. "I found the profession too regular for my restless nature" she says. She also said she is driven by the need to get things done the right way, with the right value.
Member of the Board of Directors of First Bank of Nigeria Plc, Cadbury Plc, Digital Jewels Ltd, The Convention on Business Integrity, and Youths Business Initiative (a project of Prince Charles organisation:Prince Trust)