Dr. Femi Aribisala was born on April 12 1952 in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria. He is from Ibadan, Oyo State,
He went to Government College, Ibadan from 1964-1968; St. George’s English School, La Storta, Rome, Italy from 1969-1972; and the Institut Internationale d’Études Francaises, Rambouillet, France from 1971-1972.
He has a B.A. in History and Politics from University of Warwick, Coventry, England (1972-1975); M.A. in International Relations from School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C., United States (1975-1977); and a Ph.D. in International Relations from Oxford University, Oxford, England (1978-1981).
He was a Research Fellow at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos from 1982 to 1997. He was Special Adviser, Minister of External Affairs, federal Republic of Nigeria from 1986 to 1988; and Special Assistant to Chief Olusegun Obasanjo when he contested for the Secretary-General of the United Nations in 1971.
In 1994, he established the Christian Video Network, a Christian evangelical audio-visual ministry, and in 1997, he established Healing Wings, Chapel of Faith, a Christian Fellowship meeting three times a week. From 2009, he has been a syndicated Christian weekly columnist of Vanguard Newspapers, Nigeria, Premium Times, Nigeria and the News Guru, Nigeria.
From 1988 to 2004, he was the proprietor of Videonet Limited, Lagos, a video tapes sales and rentals conglomerate of eleven outfits in Lagos and Port Harcourt.