Juliana Olayode

Juliana Oluwatobiloba Olayode, also known as Toyo Baby, a sobriquet she got from starring as Toyosi in the series Jenifa's Diary; is a Nigerian actress and sexual purity activist.[1][2][3][4] She is also known for being a public critic of sex before marriage among Nigerian youths.[5]

Juliana Olayode
Born
Juliana Oluwatobiloba Olayode

(1995-06-07) June 7, 1995 (age 27)
NationalityNigerian
Other namesToyo Baby
OccupationActress, Author, Motivational Speaker
Years active2015–present

Early lifeEdit

She is a multiple-award winning Actress, MC, inspirational speaker, and brand ambassador. Juliana was born into a family of eight and was brought up in Lagos, Nigeria. Olayode hails from Ipokia local government of Ogun State.[6][7] While growing up, she never thought she would become an actress even though she was a drama queen.[8]

CareerEdit

Before she came to the limelight, she had featured in about four movies including Couple of Days where she featured as "Judith". She clinched the role in Jenifa's Diary after attending the audition. She has gone on to become a household name in the Nigeria movie industry.[9] Despite gradually becoming a household name due to her role as Toyo Baby on the hit TV series, Olayode maintains her image as the girl next door. She strives to stay grounded despite the tendencies of fame and fortune.[10][11][12]

AutobiographyEdit

In the second half of 2017, Olayode published her autobiography, Rebirth: From Grass to Grace. In the book, she talks about her personal life, sexual abuse, and career struggles.[13][14]

FilmographyEdit

She has featured in some movies, including:[15]

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "People shouldn't have sex until they are married— Juliana Olayode aka Toyo Baby". Punch. 2 April 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-09-06. Retrieved 2017-09-05.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ John Owen Nwachukwu (18 August 2017). "How I gave my virginity to my married music teacher – Actress Toyo Baby". DailyPostNg. Retrieved 6 September 2017.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Juliana Olayode: It's challenging being a sexual purity advocate". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 2022-06-11. Retrieved 2022-07-17.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-09-10. Retrieved 2017-09-09.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Most times I Reject Roles that are Not in Line With my Beliefs - Juliana "Toyo Baby" Olayode"". BellaNaija. 2 April 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  7. ^ Dupe Ayinla-Olayinsukanmi (26 September 2016). "Why i speak about my virginity - Toyo Baby". Thenation. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  8. ^ "People shouldn't have sex until they are married— Juliana Olayode aka Toyo Baby". 2 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Actress, Juliana 'Toyo Baby' Olayode speaks up following exit from 'Jenifa's Diary'". TheNet. 28 April 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  10. ^ ""Jenifa's Diary" Actress Juliana Playode covers GemWoman Magazine's December Issue as she talks Sexual Purity, Working with Funke Akindele & More". bellanaija. 21 December 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2017.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Money the root of funke akindele and juliana 'Toyo baby Oloyode's fight". Naij. 28 April 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  12. ^ ""LIB Exclusive: Funke Akindele-Bello and her Jenifa Dairies' top co-star, Olayode 'Toyo baby' Juliana, part ways"". Linda Ikeji. 21 April 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  13. ^ Olayode, Juliana. "REBIRTH from Grass to Grace - Juliana Olayode". okadabooks.com.
  14. ^ Olayode, Juliana (2017-09-12). REBIRTH: from grass to grace. The Love Factory.
  15. ^ ""8 Things We Never Knew About Toyo Baby!"". woman.ng. woman.ng. 27 November 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  16. ^ "JENIFA'S DIARY HAS BROUGHT ME FAME- NOLLYWOOD ACTRESS OLAYODE JULIANA AKA (TOYOSI)". dailymedia.com.ng. Archived from the original on 17 November 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  17. ^ "PHOTOS: MEET NOLLYWOOD ACTRESS FUNKE AKINDELE'S JENIFA'S DIARY TV SERIES CAST MEMBERS/ACTORS". dailymedia.com.ng. Archived from the original on 17 November 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  18. ^ "Nigeria actress Juliana Olayode accuse her former spiritual father of 'abuse'". BBC News Pidgin. Retrieved 2022-07-17.
  19. ^ "Olayode Juliana, steadily killing it"#WomanCrushWednesday". Pulse.ng. 1 January 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017.[permanent dead link]
  20. ^ "WHY I SPEAK ABOUT MY VIRGINITY –TOYO BABY". The Nation. DUPE AYINLA-OLASUNKANMI. 25 November 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2017.