Juliana Oluwatobiloba Olayode, also known as Toyo Baby, a sobriquent she got from starring as Toyosi in the series Jenifa’s Diary; is a Nigerian actress and sexual purity activist. She is also known for being a public critic of sex before marriage among Nigerian youths.
Juliana was born in a family of eight and was brought up in Lagos, Nigeria. Olayode hails from Ipokia local government of Ogun State. While growing up, she never thought she would become an actress even though she was a drama queen.
Before she came to limelight, she had featured in about four movies including Couple of Days where she featured as “Judith”. She clinched the role in Jenifa’s Diary after attending the audition. She has gone on to become a household name in the Nigeria movie industry. Despite gradually becoming a household name due to her role as Toyo Baby on the hit TV series, Olayode maintains her image as the girl next door. She strives to stay grounded despite the tendencies of fame and fortune.
In the second half of 2017, Juliana published her autobiography titled Rebirth: From Grass to Grace. In the book, she opens up her on her personal life, sexual abuse, and career struggles.
She has featured in some movies, including:
- Jenifa’s Diary
- Where Does Beauty Go
- Rivers Between
- Couple of Days
- Life of disaster
- Move on
- The Cokers