Teju Babyface

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Gbadewonuola Olateju Oyelakin (born January 20, 1979), known professionally as Teju Babyface Oyelakin, is the creator of Minding Your Talent, an initiative to help young Africans achieve career success. He is also the founder and lead mentor at the Mentorship Foundation Africa (formerly known as the Teju Babyface Mentorship Academy). He is also a United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Ambassador for Nigeria with a focus on Decent Work & Economic Growth. He also runs a company called Visus Projects.

In 2016 Oyelakin published the book, Secrets of the Streets: 23 Secrets for Achieving Success with Talent. Though he started his career as both an actor and a comedian, his first major break was the creation of his talk show, The Teju Babyface Show, which he still produces and runs.

Early life and education

Oyelakin was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He attended Corona School Apapa, Federal Government College Ogbomoso and the University of Lagos where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in Insurance.


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.

Personal life

In September 2012, Oyelakin married Oluwatobiloba Banjok

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