Mrs. Busola Akanni was born on August 10, 1969. She attended Ireti Primary School Ikoyi, from 1974 to 1980. She later proceeded to Lafiaji High School between 1980 and 1986 and the Lagos State University, Ojo from where she bagged LLB in Law and the Nigeria Law School, Lagos from 1996 to 1997.
She was employed into the Civil Service on 10th March 2000 and has worked in various Departments in the Ministry of Justice like Office of the Public Defender, and the Directorate of Public Prosecution among others.
Mrs. Bukola Akanni is married with children.