[Biography] Juliana Olayode



Juliana Oluwatobiloba Olayode, simply known as Toyo Baby, a sobriquent she got from starring as Toyosi in the series Jenifa’s Diary; is a Nollywood actress and sexual purity activist. She is also known for being a public critic of sex before marriage among Nigerian youths.

Early life

She is the last girl child in a family of eight and was brought up in Lagos, Nigeria. Olayode hails from Ipokia local government of Ogun State. She is yet to attend a university. While growing up, she never thought she would become an actress even though she was a drama queen.


Before she was came to 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. 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. 


She has featured in some movies, including:

  • Jenifa’s Diary
  • Where Does Beauty Go
  • Rivers Between
  • Couple of Days
Juliana Olayode
Born Juliana Oluwatobiloba Olayode
Lagos, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian
Other names Toyo Baby
Occupation Actress
Years active 2015–present

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