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Monday, 6 August 2012

TejuBabyFace set to wed Sept 1; opens up on wife to be,Tobi Banjoko

Comedian and TV host, Olateju Oyelakin, popularly known as Tejubabyface will wed top model and former beauty queen, Tobi Banjoko on Saturday 1st of September 2012 at the Chapel of Light Interdenominational, Lagos State Secretariat in Alausa, Ikeja. Reception is at The Muson Centre in Onikan.

Their traditional wedding will hold on Thursday, 30 August 2012, at 10 Degrees Event Centre, Billings Way, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos.

In an interview with Azuh Arinze of YES! Magazine, Tejubabyface opens up on how he met his bride to be and why he decided to settle down with her. Read after the cut..


Well, I kept coming home and my house kept feeling empty. I kept leaving events and finding there was someone I would like to tell the story, but there was no one. I just kept feeling lonely. There was a space in my heart that was crying out for friendship. But may be more importantly was the fact that I started making mistakes. I started making mistakes that I had made before and I thought it was over. People I shouldn’t have been fraternizing with, women. I started making all those kinds of mistakes and I wasn’t getting better. There was a point in my life when I was so disciplined that for almost two years, I wasn’t with any woman. And that
was when the *Teju Baby Face Show* was born. And I found that thereafter, I could not seem to replicate the same discipline, no matter how I tried. So, it occurred to me that some thing had to change. So, when you put the loneliness together as well as my inability to be disciplined any more, it was instructive.

I met Tobi for the first in 2008. We were holding an audition for ushers. I wanted to have a show, my 2008 show that was called *Comedy Meets Class*. So, we wanted classy ushers. And at the time she was on her last ushering leg. I can remember I walked into a room filled with about 40 hot women. And she just hooked my eyes immediately. That was the first time I met her. With each of the 39 other girls in the room that day, our eyes would meet at some point. But this one studiously ignored me. It was as if she made a declaration
that our eyes weren’t going to meet. And when I actually interviewed her for the ushering job, she didn’t seem to care. She said the money was too small and she left. So, when I saw her a month later at another job, and I
went to chat her up. I can never forget, she told me, ‘Excuse me, please I’m working’. What she meant was you are disturbing me, and I got the message (Laughs). And so, I started to find out more about her, and I found she was what you can call a ‘good girl’. But you see, that’s not enough. What you asked me was what made me decide? A pastor asked me that question recently. Let me use this word. When I told my father, when my father asked me, this girl you are serious about, what does she do? I said dad, she is a
model. He said explain yourself. I said well, she was in the recent *Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria*. Now, when you tell parents that, they don’t think that the girl is bad. On the other hand, they form a certain world
view in that sense of the word. I had always said that the woman I would marry would be one who would be very beautiful. In 2010, we were trying to date first of all and we hung out after about three months, so we didn’t date again until 2011. We tried to date in 2010, but it didn’t happen. My fault oh! In each of the time we tried to date, there was never any point in time where I had to do any convincing. In fact, on our first date, she came to my house and we needed to go and buy groceries so that we could cook together. And I remember we were walking across the street when I saw a Mercedes Benz, G-Class. And I pointed and said that’s my dream car. And this girl said, on our first date o! ‘Don’t worry, we will have it (Laughs). And I looked at her, then she blushed. And said no, no, no. That’s not what I meant. She has always been like that!


Before she came along, I was panicking; panicked as to how I would marry. Because you see, I was getting older, and there was nobody out there I wanted to marry. I really panicked. If I look at the list of everybody that I have met in the past years, they didn’t seem to be anybody that I wanted to marry. And I thought to myself that if I lived for thirty something years and I haven’t found a woman, what are the chances of me finding her next year, or in the next two or three years. And she just came along, and solved that problem. I am not marrying her because she's beautiful or because she makes me feel somehow. I am just comfortable with her. We are supposed to be married. It’s just like that.

106 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fine wife joor. Wishing him all the best

Anonymous said...

Happy for u! Tobi luv, she made me see OSU girls in a positive light. We did an ushering job 2geda (Guinness anniversary) very pleasant gal. May God bless ur union.

Bobby said...

First to comment. Congrats teju. Shez hot n pretty. Sabi say she go tall pass u esp wen she wear her 6inches heel. Loolll. Anywy congras bro.

Anonymous said...

Michael says.. Now that's what I call a romantic novel. Single women take note, any woman that genuinely plays hard to get is a good woman and men take notice. Nowadays you just say hello to a woman and usually their response is "hi,my number is 0803....". Respond like that to me and I will tell you say Charley Boy na my role model

Stephanie e said...

Awwww....am in love already. HML guys

Anonymous said...

Ummmmmmmmm see what some celebs go through. I wish them all the best and happy married life in advance.

Anonymous said...

This interview makes absolutely no sense! The errors in the blurb and the interview make me cringe. I'm happy for Teju Babyface though, he's such a nice guy and a good comedian. God bless their marriage. Ty

oluwasesi said...

Awwww, that's so sweet...God bless u Teju. Your biggest fan

Noble .J. Ozogbuda said...

Oh what a great love celebration, i pray that God will bless their marriage. And give them blessed and happy children.

Anonymous said...

Congratultion

Anonymous said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!! I'm sooo happy for TEJU BABY FACE!!!! And the woman is now very fine..Kai

sexylove said...

Phew!!!! Dats a very looong one, buh i managed to read it all șђǺ, lol...congrats teju, all †ђξ best

Anonymous said...

Since all these years I thank God for U, Anyway i wish the best.

Anonymous said...

Is that why his grammar is so fucked?

Some hater said...

so he doesnt lover her??? wtf? sounds arranged. and whats with the long tale. kmt!

Anonymous said...

awww sweet this is what i am saying over time as a fine girl people just generalise that all fine girls are whores and very daft

i have personally worked with tobi fist i was like gosh she is beautiful

she was initially snotty but she turned out really really sweet.

shes a sweet girl and fun too

happy for them both

and teju is just arrogant hian

wicked FEGO senior.

Kay said...

nawa oo, long long story.............!

WhySoSerious? said...

Cool story. All the best Teju & Tobi. Hope the story of 'How I met her' would be romantic as hell. *Future wife take note* ☺

Anonymous said...

Awww... Cute! This article made me lol sha... ESP the last two sentences!

Happy married life Teju! The wifey fine well well ooo

Williams said...

Congrats to both of them...dey hav d same shape of nose. And Linda, try 2 add flavour 2 ur reporting. I almost burst in2 tears of boredom halfway thru d story

Anonymous said...

"And I remember we were walking across the street when I saw a Mercedes Benz, G-Class. And I pointed and said that’s my dream car. And this girl said, on our first date o! ‘Don’t worry, we will have it (Laughs). And I looked at her, then she blushed. And said no, no, no. That’s not what I meant. She has always been like that! "

#Familiar spirit things

palominose said...

Congrats Teju may God bless ur union.

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Anonymous said...

This guy just rambled on and I kinda didn't get the vibe that he's in love,this made it worst...more after the cut (lol...linda's way)

"I am not marrying her because she's are beautiful or because she makes me feel somehow. I am just comfortable with you. We are supposed to be married. It’s just like that."

Anonymous said...

Who no know say all dt one na "talk talk"? He s marrying her cos she s beautiful, period. D girl fine no be small sha. E remain small o, e fit no get babe. Sha, he had better pray well o cos 2 pple for public eye, e dey get as e dey be. I wish dem luck b4 tatafo pple start start yabbing as usual.

Anonymous said...

What kind of stupidity is this one talking about? He doesn't even know y he's marrying her.....hiss.

Anonymous said...

*yawn* *spits* *yawn*

Mama Ifu said...

What the ;))()$ kind of story is this? I can't make head or tail of it...so,WHY is he marrying her, apart from beauty? She agreed with you that you would have a g-class? Like, I on get it!

kay said...

She's so pretty!

bulls_eye said...

"We are supposed to be married. It's just like that". Wow! That's deep; really deep. Wish them a beautiful life together.

Anonymous said...

this story is a little bit all over the place and somewhat juvenile and smug...i guess he was desperate to get married and decided on the next available girl....or whatever he is trying to say

topsyrek said...

#sadface my suppose to be husband is gonna marry anova girl kai dat saddens me. i luv him enuff to let him go sniff sniff good luck luv n may God bless ur union.

Anonymous said...

I hope I'm the only one unimpressed by this love story. He's reasons for wanting to marry her sound a little shallow and selfish.
But I wish them well and I pray they continue to build on what they have
Mrs B

meenah said...

blah-blah-blah........anywaiz,HML!

Mortilfirlinger said...

When u meet the right person, its always effortless. No struggles, force or manipulation.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to u both... God bless ur union. Buh come o, wat kinda waka is dat? Alausa to Island! Na wa oo.....

kemsugar said...

I wish em all the best.....

Anonymous said...

Mehnnnn linda who was ur english teacher in school?

Bsek said...

Bro,its a shame that u couldn't list one desirable quality about the woman u intend spending the rest of your life with.Seems u got carried away by her beauty,shikena

Anonymous said...

Linda have u heard the word SUMMARY before?....

Anonymous said...

cool story bruv *pours a cup of mirinda*

Anonymous said...

So sweet! Sept 1 is my b. Day. Wishin us wonderful days ahead.

Anonymous said...

Very poorly written english! Both the person being interviewed and the writer were gbagauning all d way! *not impressed*

BLOGLORD said...

na wao.no declaration of undying love. isorai. #LIPSEALED#

Anonymous said...

Yawn! what a lengthy way to answer a simple question which required a straight-forward answer. Nevertheless, Teju has made a wise decision...at long last!

Jubril said...

He who finds A̶̲̥̅̊ wife,has found A̶̲̥̅̊ G̶̲̥̅Ơ̴̴̴̴͡.̮Ơ̴̴̴͡D̶̲̥̅ thing.congrats Teju α̲̅πϑ Tobi has always ñNbn A̶̲̥̅̊ G̶̲̥̅Ơ̴̴̴̴͡.̮Ơ̴̴̴͡D̶̲̥̅ gurl,congrats.may God bless ur union

Anonymous said...

Plenty raised eyebrows.....waiting for comments ,lol.

Anonymous said...

wish them well.

Anonymous said...

wish u well.

Anonymous said...

Very poor write up. Linda did you do this, or are you just quoting the dude?? If he really can't speak good English and is marrying a model, then.............
*Lips sealed*

jan said...

when a guy loves a woman, you will hear it from the way he talks about her. Teju is in love. Happy for them

Anonymous said...

Seriously, i think u need to pray about it more cos u sound so confused and remember its a life time deal, no going back. who u marry determines hw well u do in life. u divorce u r ruined for life

Anonymous said...

Hmm...i cudnt continue,d story is 2 long...anyway,she is beatiful n happy married life..
1st Lady Speaks

scataa! said...

TJ babyface I wish u guys HML blssed with 2boys n 2girls! She's pretty! I hope she wdnt b a nagging wife o! U knw how all dis model babes dey alwayz act!lol jst saying o!...PSSNM

Anonymous said...

This guy is classy and obviously not a "player", I remember him from 2005's "Solitaire" soap opera on NTA, in which he played the role of RMD's son, I guess he is around 34 or 33...then the Comedy Club in 2009 and now the Teju Babyface Show. I wish them the best

mona said...

so moral of the story is???????? smdh the interviewer or the interviewee sould be very shallow.....

Anonymous said...

Good,thats an extremely good reason to marry someone,be friends,be comfortable with the person,Best of luck Teju and happy married life in advance.But Linda come ooh teju said something abt her being a good girl wen r we ladies going to learn guys always hang out with d bad girls and want 2marry d good girls.

brandigest said...

The girl looks stunningly beautiful. God's blessings. Teju so you wooed a girl you are meant to recruit? sharp guy.

Emi said...

Pls get it down fast u a above 40yrs, i knw u right frm diamond ring in d 90s.

Events and You said...

awwwwwwwwww...so so lovely. Teju Bbay is someone that i meant to be but am not..at least for now.

ETHAN said...

Every man gettin married or married keep sayin their wife or wife to be is a gd gal.Pls if i may ask,were re all d bad gals that re married?Jst tinkin out loud.

Anonymous said...

Tacky interview...lame answers, rubbish!

AY2012 said...

na wao
the lady is very lucky and teju sef they lucky to see fine girl. i tot he was married before now sef

Eny said...

Happy for you Teju! You go!!!

Anonymous said...

I completely agree with you. There are not enough reasons why you are supposed to marry a beautifuk woman other than, we are suppose to be together. Congrats mam, wishing you a fulfilled married life in advance.
C C

Anonymous said...

Awww dats so sweet,best of luck 2 u guyz.i luv is show die

PHUNK said...

HOW TALL IS D GURL!LOL

Tobiloba said...

Congratulations Teju. May God bless your union

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmmmm babyface i hear your story

Anonymous said...

Lovely story..awww...hope it works for both of u..NEKS

Anonymous said...

stori stori. Please what's the guys name again? He didn't seem to make any point.Why you choose woman,you dey yarn plenty bekee.
point made:zero,neeeext pls

chidinma said...

Your wife is pretty and you have achieved wat many still dream of.congratulations

Anonymous said...

stori stori. Please what's the guys name again? He didn't seem to make any point.Why you choose woman,you dey yarn plenty bekee.
point made:zero,neeeext pls

Anonymous said...

So many tins missing in yur story teju. I cud tell u tins u know. Smh

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Teju may God continue to strengthen your relationship! You deserve d best

Anonymous said...

Abi o..dats probly cos it doznt sound like urs..u met ur boo in iya basira's shop..and fell in love,ova a glass of palm wine..mtchew..NEKS

Anonymous said...

She could do better!

Anonymous said...

am hapi 4 u at last u got a beautify lady tobi but al d same congrat ur best fan 4rm diamond ring 2 tybfs show

Anonymous said...

LMAO, I had to ask my self am I reading an epistle? Wonder what English degree she came out with if she has no idea of summarising..

Anonymous said...

Hahahahaha.......cool love story#wack.ur marrying her cos she's pretty.learn to define qualities of ur woman.@Linda,sef u no try.

Anonymous said...

teju wetin be this ehh abeg your tori too long. but you fiance take style fine sha all the best

Anonymous said...

I thot I was d only that noticed d gibberish d interview was.Anywayz its a gud tin is getting married.At least he's finally got a wife that will help him shed off those exuberance.

tomi said...

I expected him to at least give love as a reason he's marrying the girl. Na wah ooo. Men of nowadays...

Bouckorlah Abhulimen Aileru said...

Congrats my brother T.babyface for dis petite,hot and beautiful babe u got 4 urself. Wish u both happy married life & blessed union in advance.

Anonymous said...

Linda, where you find these your "readers" from sef? Reading and comprehension dey difficult? Forget the typos and grammatical errors, this sounds like love on point! Wish them the very best.

Amiga said...

I like Teju babyface, but this is an epic fail.
I get what he was trying to do here with the story, but it didnt work, this just made him sound like a total retard who doesnt event like the lady he is marrying. Next time dude keep it simple and answer the question. We know you've got good diction, but when you try too hard to demonstrate it in answering simple question, you come off like a retard.

Anonymous said...

teju nice one!linda we dey wait for ur own. no fall our hand o!......****

Anonymous said...

Dont mind them,i use to wonder why all the bad girls that i went to school with are married and we holy holy are still looking for husband.i begi good girl my foot.

Anonymous said...

So?u can meet anywhere,the ability to sustain your meeting is all that matters.

Anonymous said...

He doesn't just sound in love to me, I thought pple dat r abt 2 wed r suppose 2 sound, happy nd excited?

Anonymous said...

I wish u and your wife to be all the best.

Anonymous said...

I know u...ecn,gwags

Ness said...

Awh Tobi n i went to elementary school together. She's a sweedie! :)

Anonymous said...

So Teju eventually stole my high-school crush.

Congrats anyways #lifegoeson!

Anonymous said...

Glad and happy for Tobi Banjoko! Always been a fine girl from her Chrisland primary school days

Lilian said...

Am so so happy for u two...congratulation

Anonymous said...

Happy maried life in advance TJ.

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sparkle said...

lol.......haba!

Fearless! said...

Deep fire!
Except ure being sacarstic!

Fearless! said...

Ure mean oh!
Even though I think his story is somehow!

Anonymous said...

Omo! See English! Na wa oh

Princess of Zion said...

God bless the couple and may their marriage last till eternity! AMEN!

Why you don't need to settle for a cheater- www.princessofzion.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/men-and-infidelity-part-2/

John said...

Naija wth over sabi, as if u re all perfect in writing, there difference btw writing n talking........ Teju, thumbs up 4 u jaree......n linda tanx 4 d loaded gist.

John said...

Over sabi too dey worry una, n many cant speak talk less of putting it down in writing, @ Teju, congrats jaree n Linda, tanx 4 d loaded gist!

Anonymous said...

Teju, Have U confirmed that she is a V?

Anonymous said...

it mks no sense?...then dt means u nid ur head examined...persn dy tell u hw he take meet d luv of his life u dy talk trash. instead of u 2 learn 4rm it. later nao u go cum post sumtin 4 hia say 1 persn break ur heart mk we gv u advice. mtcheew

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