Dr. S. I. Akinfalabi was born and raised in Port Harcourt, had all his education from primary to University level in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. He studied Animal and Environmental Biology at the University of Port Harcourt, Choba before proceeding to the University of Putra Malaysia where he obtained his Master's degree in Process Safety and Loss Prevention in 2014 and Ph.D. in Green Engineering in 2019.
During his Ph.D. education, he was the country representative in the international student council and became the Chairman of the Nigerian Community at the University Putra Malaysia. He is currently the student leader in the Nigerian Community in Malaysia.
He has an expansive background in leadership all through his life and has since facilitated several mentorship programs across Nigeria, Ivory Coast, and Malaysia.