Femi Fani-Kayode started his primary school education at the age of 8 at Brighton College, Brighton in the U. K. after which he went to a prestigious boarding school called Holmewood House Preparatory School in Tunbridge Wells,Kent, South-East England. After distinguishing himself in prep school he gained entry into the famous Harrow School in Harrow on The Hill, United Kingdom and later on into Kelly College in Tavistock, U. K, where he completed the rest of his public school education.
In 1980 Femi Fani-Kayode proceeded to the prestigious School of Oriental and African Studies, where he graduated with an LL.B law degree in 1983. He gained entry into Cambridge University (Pembroke College) where his grandfather, his father and his older brother, Akinola (Downing College) had all previously read law. At Cambridge Femi Fani-Kayode matched his father’s score in his final exams by also getting a very high upper second in his post graduate LL.M degree in 1984. After finishing from Cambridge he went to the Nigerian law school and in 1985 was called to the Nigerian Bar.
In 1993, after a brief illness and under the tutelage of Archbishop Nicholas Duncan- Williams of Ghana, Femi Fani-Kayode found God and became a devout and practicing Pentecostal/Evangelical christian. This experience had a profound effect on him and completely transformed his life style and world view. He was miraculously healed and delivered from sickness and certain death by what he described as “God’s divine, merciful and all-powerful hand” and consequently he gave his life to Jesus Christ, stopped drinking, stopped smoking, stopped reveling and stopped going to parties.
He became a committed and conservative “born again” christian and often told people that he is “nothing but a living manifestation and evidence of God’s immeasurable grace and mercy”. He decided to go back to school to study theology at the Christian Action Faith Bible Seminary in Accra, Ghana. In 1995 Femi Fani-Kayode bagged a diploma in theology from that famous institution.