Amadou Bailo Diallo was born in Liberia on September 2, 1975. He was the eldest of four children born to Kadiatou Diallo and Amadou Saikou Diallo. He is survived by one sister, Laouratou Diallo, and two brothers, Ibrahim, and Abdoul Diallo.
Amadou grew up in Liberia, Guinea, Togo and Thailand. He was a well-rounded child who loved to read. As he grew older, his desire to go to college became of paramount importance to him. He continually encouraged his younger brothers and sister to attend college as well. He firmly believed that an education was key in the achievement of dreams. He enjoyed sports and played soccer and basketball.
Prior to leaving for the United States, he had traveled to many different countries with his family, as well as on his own. In addition to Guinea, Liberia, Togo and Thailand, he had traveled to France, Asia, and Japan. He attended the International School in Thailand, then the Computer Institute in Singapore, which is an affiliate of The Cambridge University of England. He spoke five languages – he was fluent in Fulani (the native language of Guinea), as well as English, French, Spanish and Thai.