Hon. Joe Edionwele is born to the family of Edionwele of Idumu-Ogo of Iruekpen, Esan West LGA of Edo state. He attended Central Primary School, Iruekpen after which he attended Ujoelen grammar School, Ekpoma. While there, he was the captain of Ujeolen Grammar School football team, as a footballer. He was equally the ASP (Assistant Senior Prefect). He taught briefly there at Ujoelen Grammar School, Ekpoma as a Mathematics Teacher because of his brilliant performance. Thereafter, he proceeded to the Auchi Polytechnics where he read Accountancy and obtained HND degree in Accountancy He later became a chartered Accountant . He first worked very briefly with Union Bank of Nigeria. From the Union Bank PLC, he was employed at Nigeria Institute for Palms Oil Research (NIFOR), Benin City where he rose to the office of Chief Accountant. He was elected as the Executive Chairman of Esan West Local Government Council, Ekpoma (1999-2002).

A year later, he was appointed 1st member at Local Government Service Commission Edo State. Upon completion of his tenure, he was elected Secretary PDP South-South  Zone. Before now, he was equally a member of National Orthopedic Hospital Enugu, Nigeria. . He was equally Editor-chief, TORCH MAGAZINE at a time. He is a quadruple Chief: Being a chief in four (4) kingdoms. He is happily married with children

He is the present member of House of Representatives representing Esan West, Esan Central and Igueben Federal Constituency.