Oba Adewale Rashid Akanbi of Iwo Land was born on June 21, 1967 at Iwo in Osun State and hails from Molaasan Compound of the Gbaase Ruling House in Isale Oba, Iwo in Osun State.
He attended Omolewa Nursery and Primary School, Oritamefa, Ibadan from 1972 to 1978 where he had his elementary education. He then proceeded to Iwo Grammar School, Araromi, Iwo, Osun State from 1978 to 1982 and later, Oba Akinyele Memorial High School, Idi-Ape Ibadan.
He went on to obtain an Ordinary National Diploma(OND) in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan from 1985 to 1987. He also has Certificate in Cybis & Axis System which he got from Convergys Institute, Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada from 2001 to 2005 and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from George Brown College, Toronto, Ontario from 2005 to 2009 and lastly, Seismic Certificate in Operations, Oil & Gas Processing Facilities in 2005.
Between 1966 and 2005, he worked as a Data Processor, Bio-Skin GMBH in Hamburg Germany and as International Development Analyst (Oxfam Canada). He also worked as Associate Supervisor, Purdy Wharf Towers, Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada.
Presently, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Prince Enterprises, Toronto, Ontario M5H4E7 Canada, Director and Founder of People Against Loneliness Inc. 508-58 Waterson Road, Toronto Ontario, Canada, West Africa Coordinator (Karcher Group FutureTech) presently working on supply of future technology on peace keeping force to the Defence Ministry and Managing Director, Morganz Gamo Quarry, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Podo Village, Ibadan.
He is the 16th Oluwo of Iwo which be became in November, 2015.
Olowo of Iwo is a Muslim. He was once married to Chanel Chin.