Gboyega attended Obafemi Awolowo University where he bagged B.Sc Botany Degree (dissertation in Ecology) in 1994. He thereafter qualified as a chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN) in 2000. He completed his MBA (Finance) at Lagos State University in 2003 and another B.Sc in Banking and Finance from the Olabisi Onabanjo University in 2004 since he was working in Banking at that time. Early work experience was with Mutual Connections where he participated in a project assessing import duty alongside Nigerian Customs Service at Apapa port. He then worked with MBC International Bank (now part of First Bank) from 1999 to 2001. He also worked at First City Monument Bank from 2001 to 2005 in Risk Management before relocating to the UK where he worked with Heathmill Business Service (Quality Assurance & Sales) from 2005 to 2007. He left there for Trafigura Limited, a global oil trading company where he stayed until 2009 working as an accountant. Gboyega is a member of the following professional bodies: Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA).