Nigerian Celebrity Biography: Olayode Juliana

Olayode Juliana

Biography of Olayode Juliana



Born Juliana Olayode in Lagos on June 7, Toyosi or ‘Toyo Baby’, as she is popularly known by fans, who admire her role in the keenly watched Funke Akindele’s television series, Jenifa’s Dairy, Toyosi is a budding Nigerian actress. The last of 8 children, Juliana Olayode hails from Ogun State. Prior to her major role in Jenifa’s Diary, Juliana was unknown on the movie industry in Nigeria, even though she has been on sets four times. When she learned of an ongoing audition in her social media profile, she decided to go for the challenge despite knowing that about 300 people entered for the audition. Fortunately, she got a lead role. This would later be the only string the talented actress would pull that would get her into limelight. Through her role in TV series, Juliana aka Toyosi, won the heart of many fans. Today, she is ambassador with VV Hair Nigeria.

Education: N/A

Popular Roles: Her role as Toyosi or Toyo Baby is loved by lovers of the TV series. She acts out as a well-meaning, caring friend to Jenifa, Funke Akindele in the movie.

 Olayode Juliana

Breakout Movies: Jenifa’s Diary

Popular Movies:

  • Couple of Days
  • Jenifa’s Diary

Recent Movies: Couple of Days


  • (Best Actress of the Year) Department of Theatre Arts
  • (Next Rated Act — movie) Tush Awards

Controversies: Recently it was reported that Juliana Olayode was at loggerheads with her producer and director, Funke Akindele. Report has it that the latter who played the role of Toyosi in Jenifa’s Diary was said to have been removed from the cast because of the duo’s disagreement over pay.

Social Profile:

  • Facebook: Juliana Olayode
  • Twitter: @julianaolayode
  • Instagram: @olayodejuliana
  • YouTube: N/A
  • Website: N/A