Teju Babyface, born Gbadewonuola Olateju Oyelakin on January 20, 1979, is a Nigerian stand-up comedian, talk show host, producer, and writer. Known by many as "The King of Talk," he has made significant contributions to Nigerian entertainment through his innovative talk show, The Teju Babyface Show.
Teju Babyface kickstarted his entertainment career back in 1998 while still studying at the University of Lagos. It all began when he landed a role in director Tade Ogidan's movie series, Diamond Ring. This experience ignited his passion for the arts, prompting him to explore further opportunities on campus. Teju honed his acting skills by participating in a range of stage productions and plays such as Jambitoast and Hell's Invitation. These early experiences provided him with a solid foundation and set the stage for his future success in the entertainment industry.
After completing his studies at the University of Lagos, Teju Babyface ventured into the world of stand-up comedy, embarking on a path that would lead him to prominence within Nigeria's entertainment scene. His natural talent and comedic prowess quickly garnered attention, establishing him as one of the country's standout comedians.
In the year 2000, Teju Babyface made a significant mark in the industry by gracing the stage of the renowned comedy concert "The Nite of a Thousand Laffs." This high-profile event served as a platform for him to showcase his comedic skills to a wider audience, solidifying his position as a respected figure in Nigerian comedy.
Fast forward to 2010, Teju Babyface took Nigerian television by storm with the launch of his groundbreaking talk show, The Teju Babyface Show. This innovative program marked a new era in Nigerian television, introducing a fresh and engaging format that captivated audiences across the nation. Over the years, The Teju Babyface Show has become a beloved staple in Nigerian entertainment, attracting a diverse array of celebrities and personalities to its engaging platform. Through his visionary approach to television, Teju Babyface has left an indelible mark on the Nigerian entertainment landscape, earning him widespread acclaim and admiration from fans and industry peers alike.
In September 2012, Teju Babyface married Oluwatobiloba Banjoko. Their union was blessed with twins in 2018, bringing joy and fulfillment to their family life.