Alao-Akala was born on 3 June, 1950 in Ogbomosho, Ogbomosho North Local Government, Oyo State, Nigeria. He attended Osupa Baptist Day School, Ogbomoso and the Kamina Barracks Middle School, 5th Battalion of Infantry Tamale, Ghana.
Later, Adebayo Alao-Akala went Government Technical College, Tamale, Ghana and Ogbomoso High School, Ogbomoso. He further studied at Nigeria’s premier high institution, the University of Ibadan.
Dr Alao-Akala has also obtained the next certificates: the First Leaving Certificate (1962), West African School Certificate (1972), ASCON Certificate (1985), Passed Staff College (Psc) 1990, Diploma in Business Administration (1998), Doctor of Civil Law (DCL) Honoris Causa, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso (2006), Doctor of Science (Political Science) Honoris Causa, Lead City University (2008).
In June 1974, he was enlished as Cadet Inspector of Police at the Nigeria Police College, Ikeja. Later, he was sent for overseas training at the Metropolitan Police Training School, Peel Centre, Hendon, London. He has also attended the Administrative Staff College, Topo, Badagry; the Nigeria Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Victoria Island, Lagos; Police Staff College, Jos; Command and Staff College, Jaji. Otunba Alao-Akala has participated as a Nigerian delegate at two INTERPOL Conferences in Nice, France and Malaga, Spain.
From 1999 to 2002, he served as the Executive Chairman of Ogbomoso North Local Government as well as vice-chairman of ALGON (Association of Local Governments of Nigeria), Oyo State Chapter.
From May 2003 to January 2006, Alao-Alaka served as the Deputy Governor of Oyo State. From January 2006 to May 2011, he occupied position of the Executive Governor of Oyo State.
Alao-Alaka is also a prolific writer and author. His publications include: 1.Training of police cadet Inspectors: Prospects and Problems (May 1985), 2.Police and The Media: A Critical Approach (June 1990), 3.Conflict Resolution and Crime in Local Governments (Sept. 2004).
His Excellency, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala popularly known as “Omo Iya Alaro” is a polyglot. He speaks English, Yoruba, Hausa, (Twi, Fanti and Dagbani) Ghanaian Languages fluently.
Alao-Akala has received multiple accolades, commendations, recognitions, awards and several honorary chieftaincy titles, among which are: Otun of the Source, Otunba of Akinmorin, Bobajiro of Owu Kingdom, Basorun Atunluto of Akure, Mayegun of Okeho, Akogun of Ilua, Aare Asoludero of Ibarapa, Agbaakin of Iseyin, Ariwajoye of Ede land, Atunluse of Ife Odan, Balogun of Igbojaye land, Aare Kebimapalu of Oyo State and Bobagunwa of Ogbomosoland.
Christopher Alao-Akala is an inspiration to the youth of Nigeria, particularly in Oyo State. His consciousness to the education of this generation has endeared many young people to him. He has personally awarded scholarships to scores of less-privileged children. He is a people person, for till date hundreds of people throng him everywhere he goes.
His hobbies include reading and traveling; he has visited all the 36 states of the country and Abuja; he has also visited over 10 countries in the world; he loves reading and meeting people. Otunba Alao-Akala is a member of many social clubs including Ikoyi Club 1938; he was President, Rotary Club of Ogbomoso 2005-2006; he is the current President, Ogbomoso Recreation Club.