Baba Ijesha Biography

Olarenwaju James Omiyinka better known as Baba Ijesha is a renowned Yoruba actor, movie producer, comedian, singer, entrepreneur, and filmmaker. 

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Baba Ijesha

Baba Ijesha

Baba Ijesha Early Life

The Yoruba renowned actor Baba Ijesha born Olarenwaju James Omiyinka was born on 8th October 1972.

Born and raised in Osun State, Baba Ijesha is a native of Ile-Ife, Osun State. Osun State is a State in the South Western part of Nigeria.

James Olanrewaju Omiyinka (Baba Ijesha) Profile

Before we continue, here’s a quick rundown on James Olanrewaju Omiyinka’s profile and a few things you’d love to know about him:
Full name: James Olanrewaju Omiyinka
Nickname: Baba Ijesha
Date of birth: 28th October 1972
Place of birth: Osun State, Nigeria
Nationality: Nigeria
Marital status: Single
Occupation: Actor
Net worth:

Early Career

Baba Ijesha joined the Nigerian Yoruba movie industry in the ’80s. Born in the early ’70s, he started acting very early in life. Then, he relocated from Osun State to Lagos State, wherein, he came to look for a greener pasture in the days.

Notably, he was better known for featuring in a series of Yoruba movies. Of course, he is a Yoruba man and a Yoruba actor, so, there is no mistaken identity here.

Amongst the movies which brought him to limelight were the likes of “Opolo, Afefe Ife, Ololo Masun, to mention only but a few.

As it was, Baba rose to fame after the first set of the movies he featured in were released; mostly comic movies. This was almost immediately when he joined the Yoruba movie industry.


Now, Baba has featured in over 50 Yoruba movies, of which, TV series are inclusive.

  • Ololo Masun
  • Afefe Ife
  • Opolo

Is Baba Ijesha Married?

Yes, kindly, Baba Ijesha got married to his beautiful wife on 14th July 2012.

Allegedly, the traditional wedding ceremony which took place in July 2012 was a low key kind of ceremony.


In 2021, Baba was accused of molesting a 14 year old girl.

According to the foster mother of the victim, Damilila Adekoya popularly known as Princess Comedian, Baba did molest/rape the girl seven years ago. Then, she was just seven years old.

Seven years after, (the victim is now 14 years old) he came to and molested her again but this time, a secret camera, CCTV did catch him in the act.

Reporting, Premium Times did reveal that the Lagos State police command arrested the actor for allegedly raping a 14 year old girl, a minor.

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