Teju Babyface: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies
Gbadewonuola Olateju Oyelakin (born January 20, 1979), known professionally as Teju Babyface Oyelakin, is a Nigerian Comedian and Talk Show Host. He is the creator of Minding Your Talent, an initiative to help young Africans achieve career success. He is the founder and lead mentor at the Mentorship Foundation Africa (formerly known as the Teju Babyface Mentorship Academy). He is a United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Ambassador for Nigeria with a focus on Decent Work & Economic Growth. He runs a company called Visus Projects.
In 2016 Oyelakin published the book, Secrets of the Streets: 23 Secrets for Achieving Success with Talent. In 2018 with 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. He started his career as both an actor and a comedian, and now produces and runs a talk show, The Teju Babyface Show.
Whilst a member of Theatre 15, he was cast as the main character in Tade Ogidan’s movie. Diamond Ring (1998). Whilst the film was successful, Oyelakin did not receive any more film roles. 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. In production for its 6th 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.
In June 2017, Oyelakin introduced his mentoring academy website, the Teju Babyface Mentorship Academy. It is a website with a mission to mentor young Nigerians to solve problems for humanity and achieve success (for themselves) in the process.
In September 2012, Oyelakin married Oluwatobiloba Banjoko.