Teju Babyface Biography

Teju Babyface (real name Gbadewonuola Olateju Oyelakin) is a Nigerian standup comedian, talk show host, producer and writer. He introduced a new genre of talk to the Nigerian TV space with The Teju Babyface Show in the year 2010.[1] This pioneering status earned him the moniker, The King of Talk.

Teju Babyface

Teju Babyface

Starting his entertainment career in 1999 after playing the lead role in director Tade Ogidan’s movie franchise “Diamond ring”, Teju Babyface also appeared in the Late Amaka Igwe’s National TV series, Solitaire in 2001 where he played the lead opposite Richard Mofe-Damijo once again. He has also written 2 books “Secrets Of The Streets: 23 Secrets For Achieving Success With Talent” and Forget Principles, Find A Mentor: How To Connect With The People Who Will Help You Get From Where You Are To Where You Need To Be In Life.

These 2 (two) books were recently republished under the single title Secrets Of The Streets: Twenty-Three Secrets For Making Money With Your Talent That You Will Never Learn In School.

Amongst his other awards, recognitions and commitments, he was appointed a United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Ambassador for Nigeria in 2017. His SDG goals are Decent Work & Economic Growth.


Whilst a member of Theatre 15, he was cast as the main character in Tade Ogidan’s movie. Diamond Ring (1998). Later, he took a friend up on an offer to act as the Emcee for a departmental end of year whilst in university and henceforth focused more on comedy and was rewarded with success.

In 2010 Oyelakin developed The Teju Babyface Show.[3] In production for its 10th Season, the show has played host to celebrities and personalities.

In May 2017 he published the book Secrets of the Streets: 23 Secrets for Achieving Success with Talent.

Personal life

In September 2012, Oyelakin married Oluwatobiloba Banjoko.

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