Lawal was born in Lagos , Nigeria. He attended Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso and graduated with a BTECH degree in Chemical Engineering. Then he has moved to Turkey and started Yasar University where he bagged his masters degree in Industrial Management and Information systems. Lawal is presently doing his PhD studies in Business Adminstration at Yasar University. He is in charge of the African Market coordination of the International Office. He loves traveling and watching soccer.