Ademola Okulaja was the son of a German mother and a Nigerian father. He was born in Nigeria but moved to Berlin with his family at the age of three. In 1995, he graduated from John F Kennedy School in Berlin before enrolling at the University of North Carolina.
Details about his parents are unknown as he did not give in-depth details about them before he passed on.
Ademola was a professional basketball player of Nigerian origin. The last team he played for were the Brose Baskets of the Basketball Bundesliga. After his playing career, he became an agent for NBA player, Denis Schroder.
He played college basketball in the United States at North Carolina and flirted briefly with the NBA before moving on to a successful career in Europe.