Baba Ijesa Biography | All There Is To Know
His real name is Olanrewaju Omiyinka, but fans prefer to call him Baba Ijesa because of his role in a movie.
Baba Ijesa has won several awards as an actor in Nollywood.
He is also a comedian and movie producer. He was born on 8th October 1972 and has featured in several movies over the years, some of which are Ololo Masun, Opolo, Afefe Ife.
How he began
Baba Ijesa is an indigene of Ile-Ife in Osun State, Nigeria.
He has been in the acting industry since the 1980s and became a professional actor after he migrated to Lagos. His comic roles in movies won him accolades and pushed him to the limelight.
Since he started his acting career, Baba Ijesa has featured in over 50 movies and even got roles in TV series.
He is a brand ambassador and celebrity influencer in all senses of the word. Baba Ijesa later got married on 14th July 2012.
How did he get his famous name, Baba Ijesa?
Fans gave him that name after he played a role in a movie in which he acted like an Ijesa man. He decided to go back to school some years back.
His decision was greeted with a series of reactions, with some saying he went back to school to rival his wife.
He, however, debunked the rumor, saying he went back to school because he wants to improve himself.
At a point, he decided to lay low from acting, saying that the industry was not as encouraging as it used to be.
He was citing the rampant activities of pirates and the fact that everyone wants to be a producer, thereby ruining the reputation of the Nigerian movie industry.
Baba Ijesa got admitted into the University of Lagos in 2013 to study Theatre Arts.
He claimed he enjoyed his student days, despite being a celebrity before heading back to school.
Baba Ijesa Biography | Music career
He has a stint in the movie industry. However, he insisted that both theatre and music are interwoven, and anyone good in one can also be effective in the other.
He claimed that music had been part of him for a very long time, even before he started acting in movies. He said his decision to venture into music was to find another way to get his fans entertained.
For one, he was the one who did the cover song for Pick Up by Adekunle Gold. He showed the world his creativity in that song.
Baba Ijesa Biography | Controversy
On 22nd April 2021, Baba Ijesa was accused by Damilola Adekoya, another Nollywood actress, of the sexual molestation of a 14-year-old girl.
The actress claimed that the visit was under her care. She went further by saying Baba Ijesa raped the girl several times.
He was subsequently arrested the same day by the Lagos State police command.
The police claimed that Baba Ijesa raped the girl repeatedly for seven years, but Damilola Adekoya said that the actor only raped the girl twice.
He was later granted on 17th May 2021 after he met his bail condition.
What is Baba Ijesa’s net worth?
He has not released his net worth, but we are sure his pocket is smiling