I Never Thought I Would Be an actress – Juliana Olayode

Juliana Olayode better known as Toyo Baby, an alias she got from starring as Toyosi in the series, Jenifa’s Diary, is an actress, sexual purity activist and motivational speaker.

In a recent interview with Potpourri Olayode made a series of revelations concerning her life’s journey, challenges, and projects amongst others.

According to her, she never set out to be an actress, it was a twist of fate that caught up with her.

”I didn’t know I would ever act in my life. I felt I would be a singer and people would be listening to my music and I would be jumping all over the place. I didn’t set out to be an actor.

I think that sometimes in life you plan to do certain things and you have your five years plan written out and if you are somebody that submits your life to God at some point, God will disrupt your plans and put his own plan.

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He starts to lead your life in the way he wants it to go. I think that’s the typical story of my life.

This whole acting was just God that launched me and put me in this direction. There is no way I’m going to talk about myself and not talk about my relationship with God. I’m a Christian.

Toyo Baby also speaks on the soon-to-be-released movie ‘A Tribe called Judah’ by Funke Akindele, savoring her experience with the legendary Funke Akindele.

“It feels great to be back on set with aunty Funke Akindele and I don’t know, there are a lot of emotions; sweet and exciting. It’s really great to be back. Before we did ‘A tribe called Judah’, we did Bashorun Gaa together but it wasn’t her project.

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It was for BAP (Bolanle Austen Peters) and I believe that will be out next year. It’s always really like good vibes, energy, fun and laughter being on her set. It felt so good to be back”.

Jenifas Dairy was really unplanned, I didn’t think I would be famous. I used to have one drama group in UNILAG and our tutor used to tell us that there are some actors that will never be famous and it doesn’t mean there are not good and it just happens to some people.

He kept mentioning names of fantastic actors we didn’t know. I believe that God gives different grace to different people.

It doesn’t mean that you are not talented or good enough. That’s how God is. When the first season of Jenifa’s diary came out I never believed I would be famous or come for the next season until people started calling Toyo baby and I became famous. The movie did it for me.

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