Rt. Hon. Yakubu Danladi Saliu was born on 31st May, 1985 in Gwanara, Baruten Local Area of Kwara State, to the family of Alhaji Salihu Aliyu (Tafarkin Borgu) and Hajia Rahmat Salihu. Alh. Salihu was turbaned Tafarkin Borgu in 2004 alongside the National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (Jagaban Borgu), in 2004.