Babafela is from Nigeria, and his background is in Veterinary Epidemiology. He obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2009, and his MSc in Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine in 2012, both at the Federal University of Agriculture (FUA), Abeokuta, Nigeria. He was a Junior Research Fellow and a University lecturer in Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine at FUA. His Ph.D. research was in Antimicrobial Resistance Epidemiology, and he recently completed his Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI. He will continue his career in Veterinary Epidemiology as a Postdoctoral Fellow with CERC at UPEI.