Dr. Babatunde Olusesan Awesu, a native of Sagbe, Ifelodun Local government area of Kwara State Nigeria, was born in Ilorin to the family of Jonathan Adeyemo and Mary Adunola Awesu, both of blessed memory.
He had his primary education at U.M.S. School, Jebba from 1946-1948, Ogbomoso Baptist Day School, 1949-1951, and St. Barnaba's Primary School Ilorin, from 1952-1953. He attended Offa Grammar School for his Secondary education and post secondary science and Higher School certificate courses at Abeokuta Grammar School from 1959-1962. He entered University of Ibadan for a degree in Medicine and graduated in 1968 with MB., BS (IB) degree.
He started his professional career as a Houseman from July 1968- July 1969 at Ahmadu Bello University Hospital Zaria and Senior Housemanship/Registrar from July 1969-July 1970 at the same hospital. He opted out for General Medical Private Practice and joined Lafiya Clinic Kaduna which was the first private medical practice in the Northern part of Nigeria from July 1970 to June 1973.
He later joined Olaolu Hospital, one of the first private hospitals in Ilorin, Kwara State and he is there to date. He is a partner and a director in the hospital.
Dr Awesu attended a post-graduate course on "Population, Family Planning and Responsible Parenthood" at University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver USA in 1977 and another post-graduate course on "Adolescent Fertility Management" at international Centre for Training in Population and Family Health in Chicago, USA, in 1981.He is a Fellow of West African College of Physicians, 1981, member of Kwara State branch of Nigerian Medical Association, member of Kwara State Branch of Association of General Medical Practitioners of Nigeria. He was nominated as a Medical Elder for the Professional Initiation and Admission Ceremony for the 2005 Medical Graduands of the College of Medicine University of Ilorin.
Among his community activities are:-
- Member, General Board of United Missionary Church of Africa 1981-1988;
- Chairman United Missionary Church of Africa Primary Health Programme; 1984-1990.
- He is an elder in his Local Church - Chapel of Redemption, UMCA, Gaa Akanbi, Ilorin.
- He is a member of Gideon's International and a community leader in his village, Sagbe.
- His hobbies are gardening and music. He is the conductor of the famous Ola Olu Hospital "Carols on the Rock" from 1977 till date.
He is happily married to Maria Ore-Oluwa Awesu and the marriage is blessed with four children and a grand daughter.