Fast rising Nollywood actress, Olayode Juliana, who is better known for her role (Toyosi) in Funke Akindele’s hit comedy TV series, Jenifa’s dairy, looked gorgeous in these makeup photos she shared….
Often times, fans are sending me mails and also commenting via comment box on our website asking questions about Olayode Juliana (Toyosi) to know more about the Jenifa’s Diary movie actress. As a result of this recurring questions about this young lady , we have decided to officially introduce her to the world , we are only revealing the few facts that we gathered on her .
Olayode Juliana Aka Toyosi — See Brief Biography & Profile:
Olayode Juliana a.k.a Toyosi is a Nollywood Actress, Writer, TV Presenter Olayode Juliana is known as the Toyo Baby Of Jenifa’s Diary. Toyosi is a Nigerian actress best known for the wowing and fantastic role she played in the movie, Jenifa’s diary. In the highted seen movie, she was called Toyosi and she was Jenifa’s Best Friend and Funke Akindele was the Jenifa . In an interview , the Nollywood goddess revealed that she didn’t expect to get the role because on that day there were over 300 people that came for the audition, she almost gave up but later decided to try her faith . She has also featured in the Movie Couple Of days where she played the role Judith. Most of the people that participated in the movie audition was not selected but many was given minor roles to make sure they appear on the Tv Series .
The movie Jenifa’s Diary comes in seasons and this has been said to be Funke’s biggest achievement since she entered Nollywood or started acting . Olayode Juliana almost fainted when Funke embraced her and told her she was selected to play the role of Toyosi in the movie .
In a chat with Olayode Juliana, she speaks more on how she clinched the major role. Excerpts:
How did you find yourself on the set of Jenifa’s Diary?
I always say that it’s a miracle because I just went for the auditions like every other person. The audition was supposed to start by 10’o clock but I got there around 8am thinking that I was very early, but I was number 273 on the list.
I was so surprised because the crowd was so much and at a point, I felt like going back home, but my mum encouraged me to stay. When I got into the audition room, I saw Aunty Funke, the director and some other people that were auditioning.
I read the script, though I was nervous because I knew that a lot of people had auditioned before me, so I wasn’t really expecting anything. After the audition, they said they’ll get back to me, and I said okay because that’s what everybody says.
Then Aunty Funke promised to call every one of us that even if we don’t get major roles, we will all appear on Jenifa’s diary. And so far so good, she has kept to her words because so many people who did not get major roles have appeared in the series one way or the other.
How did you feel on the day you were called back to appear in the series?
Like I said earlier, I wasn’t expect the call at all because after the first audition, we were called back three other times to appear for script reading, so it was competitive because there were many people reading for the role of Toyosi. However, at the end of the day, I got the role and I was moved to tears. Aunty Funke then hugged me, and asked why I was crying. I told her that I didn’t believe I would get the role, that I just tried it for the experience.
Is this your first time on set?
I’ve been on about four sets, but Jenifa’s Diary was, and is still a big deal to me because I love Aunty Funke so much. I have watched all the Jenifa movies, and I admire her so much. Being on set with her has been so amazing.
How has the experience been like working with her?
She is an amazing person, because she respects you no matter the role you’re playing, and how big or small you are.
She loves making everybody happy, and she’s also a disciplinarian. She gives advice, and she wants to aid in everything. She helps the make-up artist, and she sometimes helps to fuel the generator just to make sure that everything is going right.
How do you find her character, Jenifa?
Jenifa is very hilarious. She could be lousy, but she is also a very loyal person. She is funny but at the same time you can learn a lot from her character. She is someone who is a hustler, and she wants to make it big.
She is also caring; sometimes, Toyosi gets home tired and Jenifa would have already prepared her food. Basically, Jenifa is not just a funny character, it’s a character that people should watch out for and learn a lot from.
Would you like to have Jenifa as a friend in real life?
It’s a yes and no for me. Yes, because she is honest, loyal and caring. No, because it’s difficult to put Jenifa in her place; she always wants to be in everyone’s business, whether or not she is called.
Some of the things treated in the series are funny but do you think they are close to reality?
Everything in Jenifa’s Diary is realistic. A couple of times, some people say is there anybody in the world that speaks the kind of bad English Jenifa speaks. But recently, I met somebody who spoke even worse English than Jenifa. We were communicating and she said something that made me think this is Jenifa for real. Many of the characters in Jenifa’s Diary can be found in people out there.
What has being on Jenifa’s Diary changed about you?
It has brought fame, because sometimes, I walk out of my house and people walk up to me saying they know me. And when I go to church just wanting to be myself, people also come to me.
Since so many people are big fans of Jenifa, they always like to watch the show, and they get to see other characters and the people playing them. Acting as Toyosi has taught me to be patient and tolerant because she tolerates Jenifa so much.
If you know her very well and you have some information about her that you would want us to add, please let us known . Once it is comfirmed true we will update this article asap by adding your new information about her .
Why We Love Toyosi In Jenifa’s Diary!
She is a good diplomatic judge of character
She points out Jenifa’s wrong when she is not acting right
She gives insightful advice on complicated issues concerning Jenifa and utters words of encouragement about her education
She corrects Jenifa’s bad diction.