Born into a Royal family in Ijebu Ode of Ogun State, Martins Debo Obalaja a.k.a KOR started his primary education at Sacred Heart private school, Oke Ado, Ibadan, before proceeding to the Federal Government College, Odogbolu, Ogun State. He later got admission into University of Lagos to study Economics was posted to Jos for his mandatory youth service corps. Thereafter, he worked with Team Nigeria trust fund as a Regional Officer in Lagos before moving to Port Harcourt and worked at the River State Sustainable Development Association (RSSDA).
He ventured into entertainment in 2001 with his first club at Yaba in Lagos State (Players Club), and later moved to Londoners Lounge also in Lagos. He relocated to Ibadan to redefine entertainment in the city and started work with former Le Merveille club. After a while he left the country for a short time and was brought back to manage the Le Merveille club but under new management (La Gulaino club) …After a while he moved on to manage another new club by Tope Ajanaku, Club E3, after which he started his own club, Royal Olympus also in Ibadan. After a short period, he leased another club, Echo Groove and used the club space to run his outfit, popularly known as Club Ace. Presently, he is working and managing the most popular club in the Osun State capital, Osogbo, known as Club Ozone, owned by Victor Oni. Oba Royal, as he popularly called is also the CEO of KOR concepts.