Debo Adebayo (Mr Macaroni) was born in Lagos State, Nigeria into a family of 10. His father is a journalist, while his mother is an educationist. He describes his childhood as ‘simple’, and always states that he was inspired by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy.
His education wasn’t really very rosy as he attended three different universities, before finally graduating from Redeemer’s University.
According to him, the first admission he got to study law in a private institution was cut short in his 200 level when the news broke out that the law department in the institution wasn’t accredited. He left the school when after some series of meeting with the authorities, they noticed that the school was nonchalant about the situation
He gained admission into another private institution to study law and everything was going smoothly until he had an issue with one of his lecturers. He was summoned by the school authorities and eventually told to leave the school for some time, while they come up with a final decision.
He wasn’t expressly expelled but decided to leave the school for another private institution. It was after a while that his friends informed him that his name came out on the result sheet.
In his third school, he decided to opt for Creative Arts instead of Law. After resuming in the school he was one day, informed by the dean of studies that the institution haven’t really started offering Creative Arts, but he can go for English.
This got him angry, because he was actually admitted to study Creative Arts and not English. He eventually had to leave after a year.
He eventually gained admission to study Creative Arts at Redeemer’s University, Osun State. The university is owned by the Redeemed Christian Church of God. While at the institution, he was bent on leaving a legacy that would make every student an ambassador of the university.
He was the president of the student body while in the school, and tried his best to make every student happy and comfortable.
Few days before his graduation from Redeemers University, he got expelled over a post he made on his Facebook Page.
The University described his Facebook post as offensive, and portraying the university in bad light, an act that constitutes serious misconduct and punishable by expulsion. The case was later settled out of court, and he got his certificate from the institution in 2018