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Ehyo: Juliana Olayode Aka “ Toyo Baby ” Finally Opens Up On Beef With Funke Akindele

The removal of Juliana Olayode popularly know as Toyo Baby from Funke Akindele ’ s Jenifa series, raised so many eyebrows and different people suggested different things all geared towards the duo having a misunderstanding!

The both parties have remained coy on this matter until today , Juliana decided to break the ice in what she captioned “ The Relationship Between Jenifa And Toyo Baby Uncensored” .

Read the post below:

[b ]? Thank you for choosing to read this post . It hurts when people spread lies about you and you cannot do anything to defend yourself . But thank God for a platform like this . I would be saying a lot of things; it would be a long read but I promise you would enjoy reading.

I would be stating in clear terms the relationship I had with Aunty Funke. I used ‘ had’ and would be talking in past tense because like you know , I am presently not on the Jenifa ’ s Diary series. And guess what ? The news just broke lately, but I have been off the series since May , 2016 (last year ); it’ s been over a year already.

My post would be in two parts; who Aunty Funke was to me (Juliana ), and then , who I was to her . These are things only few people know but I am ready to let the world know .
Yes ! I will start with her . Why ? She’ s an amazing person and I can ’ t wait for you to know how lovely she is on a one- on-one basis. We all have our flaws but we choose rather to celebrate our strengths. Here goes !
Aunty Funke to Juliana !


Aunty Funke met me for the first time at the auditions of Jenifa ’ s Diary (she did not know me prior to that day). She saw my talent and believed in me . I worked with her for years ; she trained me and helped me in becoming a better actress . She would not take anything short of excellence from her cast. I honestly have not seen anyone in Nollywood more hard working than Aunty Funke. And she made it a duty to correct me and coach me on being better .


Aunty Funke helped pay my mum ’ s hospital bill for a fibroid surgery , two hundred and fifty thousand naira (N250 , 000 ), because I had no money at that time. She also gave to the ministry dear to my heart , MINE Teenage Ministry when we were preparing for an event, one hundred thousand naira (N100 , 000 ) and my pastor called to appreciate her . So apart from my pay as an actress on the series (which I won ’ t mention), that ’ s all I received from her money- wise, asides from change she gave me for transport when leaving set because as at then , I used to jump bus, ‘keke ’ and bike to and fro set up until I left the series…lol . But in all, God used her to meet that major need in my life at that time.

I fondly remember the times Aunty Funke would call me to her room while I was staying in her house (during set), and talk to me . She would take her time to advise me and encourage me as regards life in general . One particular day I treasure was the day she came to the room I stayed and told me , in a mother ’ s tone that I was beautiful and she warned me sternly never to bleach . I smile whenever I remember that . God bless her kind heart !


Aunty Funke never ceased to celebrate me . Knowing how excellent she is at what she does (acting ), I was shocked , elated and excited all at once the day she told me I was a good actress . She told me I would be great and celebrated . She saw years ago what is happening today . I am thankful for her words .

Juliana to Aunty Funke!


I was privileged to be the one holding Aunty Funke’ s bag while on set . I ‘ kept’ the money we spent on day - to- day running and was required to balance account afterwards. I don ’ t like Mathematics , so that was a lot of work…lol . Money was never unaccounted for in my keep. I ran errands for Aunty Funke and made sure all that was needed was supplied .


On set , on some occasions, when I was not acting , I was fanning and dabbing the faces of other actresses (including extras ). So, this is for those that have accused me of being proud . Please ask those I fanned and dabbed while preparing to go on set later. On some occasions, I also did my own makeup and that of some other cast. All I wanted to do was SERVE; I wanted every set to be a success.


On set , there were different occasions I served cast and crew (plus extras ) food and water . At some points , I joined in washing plates when the plates were not enough to go round. And times I was not acting , and I saw the ‘ Mamas’ needed help , I joined them in washing plates. They are alive to bear witness .


I hardly forget things I memorised , so I knew the continuity of major characters on the set. Aunty Funke used to ask Costumiers to confirm costumes with me . On some occasions.I had to go to set earlier than others and leave later than others to sort out costumes , including wigs and other accessories . I looked forward to doing it and never once complained


I could not drive while on Jenifa ’ s Diary set, and I still cannot …lol but I woke up early on different occasions to wash Aunty Funke’ s car . The times I didn ’ t wash, I dusted the car . She is a neat person, so I made sure the inside of the car and the boot were tidy and clean . For me , it was pleasure serving Aunty Funke.


I lived with Aunty Funke while set was on, so I counted it my duty to clean the house. She lived in a duplex at Chevron at that time, so I cleaned the entire house. Sweeping and moping from room to room . Scrubbing bathroom after bathroom. I arranged wardrobe after wardrobe , laid one bed after another . You would not know any of these if I am not saying this . I did all this with joy . She was special to me and you serve those you love .


Aunty Funke is neat and very tidy and she does professional drycleaning . But there were times she needed a dress washed urgently and I helped her wash. Please don ’ t accuse me of being proud or rude to Aunty Funke again . I SERVED her WHOLEHEARTEDLY .


Some of my fond memories with Aunty Funke are the times I cooked for Aunty Funke. I enjoyed cooking for her . I followed someone who lived with her then (name withheld) to market on different occasions to buy things we used to cook . Please note, I had a home of my own . I stayed with Aunty Funke only when we were shooting except times she specifically asked me to come over .


I learnt how to massage with Aunty Funke; I learnt on the job…lol . I knew she was usually tired when we got back so it was my pleasure to relieve her ; she sometimes slept off while I massaged her . There was a day we were on location and we did not take the oil . Someone offered oil but as I held it , my spirit was not at peace. So , I bowed my head and prayed over the oil . I did not know Aunty Funke was watching me . When I opened my eyes , she asked what I did and I told her . Her response was “ O se oko mi” , translated , “ thank you my dear” .


There were different times Aunty Funke called me to pray on location , and sometimes at home . There was a time I gave her a Word of Knowledge . I had a dream once , I told her , and it happened the next day. I fasted and prayed with Aunty Funke and her sister. She called me to pray with her at midnight at some points . She knew from the onset that I was a Christian and that I was committed to prayer . There were different times we both prayed and asked God to give us sponsors . So , for those that have accused me of being “ holier- than - thou” , that is the real me o! Everybody on every set I have gone , including Jenifa ’ s Diary , know I am unapologetically sold out to Jesus . I am not ‘ deceiving ’ anybody. That is my ‘real face ’… lol


I had the pleasure of sitting and gisting with Aunty Funke at different points , whether at home or in the car . We would talk about the script . She sometimes had inspirations in the car and she would ask me to write it down so she doesn ’ t forget, and she would ask my opinion . I treasure those moments. Interestingly, there was a day we were talking at the house and her husband was there . I talked about loving High School movies and Musicals. I said I wondered why we didn ’ t have such in Nigeria . Then , we all started talking . JJC Skills even ‘ drafted’ me into it already but we were just talking lightly . It is my joy that “ INDUSTREET ” is a reality today !

Let me stop here ! So , with these few points of mine , I hope I have been able to convince you and not confuse you that you shouldn ’ t believe everything you read until you hear from the source .

Your question now is , what happened ? Hmmm! We had a misunderstanding and I cannot disclose what happened without Aunty Funke’ s permission . But if you read all I said in the post , you would gather that we were quite close . And when two people get that close , misunderstandings are bound to occur .

All I have said , you can confirm. 100 % truth and UNCENSORED!!!

So, it is God, who saw my faithfulness and commitment , Who is rewarding me and announcing me to the world . Dear aspiring celeb , please SERVE and not seek to be served.

Much love !
Juliana Olayode. [/ b ]

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