Born on 4th of November, 1971. She had her Primary education at Princess Primary School and Secondary in the University of Lagos International School. She proceeded to the University of Lagos where she obtained her first degree B.Sc. in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management and also a Masters Degree in M.Sc. (General Management).
She had her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the then New Nigerian Bank, afterward started her carrier in the University of Lagos Consultancy Services in 1995 as an Administrative Officer.
She later joined the Lagos State Civil Service in March, 2000 as an Administrative Officer, a cadre now referred to as Administrative and Human Resource cadre.
Olufunke Shyllon is an Associate member of the Chartered Institutes of Personnel Management (CIPM) and Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM). She has worked in different Ministries, namely: Ministry of Finance, Establishments Training and Pension, Public Finance and Debt Management Office (DMO), Housing, Special Duties, Transportation, Youths and Social Development, and presently at the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation. She is a Deputy Director and Head of the Women Affairs Department.
Her hobbies include Reading, Singing, Dancing and Travelling
Olufunke Shyllon is a devoted Christian and happily married with children.