Prof. Augustine Ehijeagbon  Akhidime was born into the Akhidime Family in Sabaongidda-Ora, Edo State, Nigeria  February  20, 1954, to  the Late  Mr. Fabunmi  Akhidime and Mrs Florence Akhidime (nee Uade) .
He is married to Mrs Mary Abisose  Akhidime (nee Omozuavbo) on  August 30, 1980, and they are blessed with four children, namely: Duetime, Priscilla, Virtue and Austin.