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Juliana Olayode (Toyo Baby): Biography, Age, Career, Net Worth, Controversy and More



Toyo Baby Jenifer's Diary

Juliana Olayode Oluwatobiloba is also known as “Toyo Baby”, a sobriquet she got from starring as Toyosi in Jenifer’s Diary series.

Today, she’s an award-winning Nigerian actress, publisher, motivational speaker, and sexual purity activist. Behind all these achievements are a lot of other things which are mentioned in this article.


The Nollywood actress who has become a household name in Nigeria was born on the 7th of June, 1995 into a family of 8.

She’s the youngest among her siblings. Toyo Baby is an indigene of Ipokia Local Government in Ogun State.


Juliana Olayode attended Babs Fafunwa Millennium Senior Grammar School, Ojodu–Berger, Lagos State.

For tertiary education, she got admitted to the University of Ibadan. But couldn’t attend because of a lack of funds to pay her school fees.

However, she spent most of her time getting various certifications that improved her skills as an actress.

Olayode is 27 years old as of 2022.


Juliana featured in a few movies before becoming famous. They included “Couple of Days” and the TV series titled “Me, Myself and My Diary”.

As regards appearing in Jenifa’s diary series, Toyo Baby said she got discouraged during the auction. In the end, her “never give up” anthem gave her the role that took her career on an amazing leap.

In the second half of 2017, the fast-rising actress published her autobiography, titled ‘Rebirth: from Grass to Grace’. This autobiography gives more details as regards her personal life, sexual abuse, and career struggles.

Today, Juliana Olayode, besides being a publisher, she earned the following awards:

  • 2016 Best Actress of the year award.
  • Kristieope Foundation Award(2017).
  • The Corporate Creative Excellence Award(2018).
  • The Nigerian Meritorious Award, NMA 2018.
  • Next Rated Act (movie) from Tush Award

Net worth

There is no factual estimation of Olayode’s net worth available online. But one can say she’s not doing bad for herself as an actress.

Her Exit from Jenifa’s Diary & Controversy with Pastor Timi Adigun

Despite having become famous for her role “Toyosi” in Jenifa’s Diary. She shocked her fans with the news of her departure from the series. 

Toyo Baby parted ways with Funke Akindele in 2017 over a misunderstanding between her and the latter. An issue which she said she couldn’t share without her (Funke) permission.

She later accused Pastor Timi Adigun of sending the email that got her off show.

The Controversy with Pastor Timi Adigun

Juliana Olayode accused her spiritual father and pastor of the Ark church, Timi Adigun of sexually abusing her younger sister. Meanwhile, there’ve been reports of the pastor’s “in” and “out” of several sex scandals.

What’s more? Toyo Baby said the pastor took over her social media accounts.


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