Born in Kabba, Kogi State , on Novermber, 19th 1953, Mr. Obafemi had his Primary Education at St. Andrews Primary School, Kabba between 1959 and 1966 before proceeding to the popular Government College, Keffi (1967 – 1971).

He also attended Abdul Azeez Attah Memorial College, Okene between 1972 and 1973 for his ‘A’ Levels after which he gained admission to read History at the University of Ibadan between 1974 and 1977.

Mr. Obafemi also schooled at the National Institute of Public Information, Kaduna (1981), the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON), Badagry (1995) and the e Digital Bridge Institute, Abuja (2010) for different Professional Certificate Programmes.

Fresh from his National Youth Service in 1978, Mr. Obafemi joined the services of the old Kwara State Government and was posted to the Ministry of Information, Youths, Sports and Culture as Information Officer before joined the services of the University.

Mr. Obafemi has served, various times, Senior Assistant Registrar and Principal Assistant Registrar in various units of the University.  In 2006, he was promoted to the position of Deputy Registrar and he served in various units such as the Establishments Office, College of Health Sciences, Students Affairs Unit, Council Office and the Directorate of Academic Support Services.

Mr. Obafemi is a member of the Association of Nigeria University Professional Administrators (ANUPA), the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management Nigeria (CIPMN), the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), and fellow of the Institute of Human and Natural Resources.

An ardent lover of football refereeing, Mr. Obafemi has won several laurels in the course of his career as a referee.  For instance, in 1991, he won the Bournvita Award for the Best Football Referee in Nigeria.  Other awards won by the affable administrator include the Oyo State Sports Writers Association of Nigeria’s (SWAN) Award for Outstanding Performance as a Football Special Merit Award for Dedication, Service, Honesty and Exemplary Commitment in the discharge of duties as member of the Referees Placement Committee of the Nigeria Football League (NFL) (2007), Distinguished Ambassador of Kwara State Football Referees (2008), Distinguished personality Award for Excellent Refereeing and Development of Refereeing by Kwara State All Stars Family (2010) and Unilorin Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) Award for the Uplift of Humanity and Empowerment of Human Dignity (2012).  

His hobbies include reading and swimming and he is married and blessed with six children.