Shakiru Adeniyi Balogun, a native of Oyo Town, was born on April 11,1968.
He started his early education in Oyo before proceeding to Ile-Ife in 1986 for his Advanced Level Certificate at the then Oyo State College of Arts and Sciences.
After his Advanced Level Certificate, he had a brief stint with The Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company, Victoria Island, Lagos, before venturing into business.
His quest for knowledge made him go back to school where he bagged a degree in Economics at Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos.
His passion to give back to the society made him join an International service organization (Lions Clubs International) through Ikorodu Doyen Lions Club in the year 2000.
Niyi Balogun has since ascended through the ranks and files of the Association to the District level.
An ex-officio member of Ikorodu Chamber of Commerce and Industries, he also belong to several other professional bodies and associations.
Mr. Balogun is currently on the boards of Fantastic Fones Limited, Sunflower Oil and Gas Company Ltd and Peerage Group of Schools.
His conviction that quality education should be made accessible and affordable to all motivated him to set up Royal Legends Academy.
He enjoys mentoring children and young adults, and he is happily married with four children.