Baba Ijesha Biography: Age, Family, Net Worth & Scandal


Olarenwaju James Omiyinka (born on October 8, 1972) is a multi-gifted Nigerian actor, content creator and social media comedian.


He is widely known as Baba Ijesha due to his comical displays in Yoruba films including his created contents.

He came into spotlight after his job in the films, OpoloOlolo Masun and a vast of others.

He as of late joined the Nigerian social media space to become a renowned comedian and content creator with massive fan base.

Early Life

Baba Ijesha was brought into the world to the family of Mr and Mrs Omiyinka in Ile-Ife, Osun State. He was born on the 8th of October in the year 1972. His folks additionally gave him the name, Olarenwaju.

He is a Yoruba kid who hails from Osun State. Brought up in the southwestern part of Nigeria, Baba Ijesha had a decent childhood since his parents were always there for him mentally and spiritually. They ensured he strived for a better life as a kid


Baba Ijesha appeared in his first film when he relocated to Lagos, this was his first professional role in a movie.

He became a popular Nollywood figure after featuring in series of movies and sitcom most especially in the Yoruba genre of movie. To expand his reach, he started content creating when discovered he is gifted in that aspect. He uses social media to the fullest and has garnered massive fan base due to his hilarious displays in his videos.

He has longer than 10 years experience as an expert entertainer and has worked with any semblance of has been rated as one of the key actor in the Nollywood industry.


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  • Ololo
  • Masun

Rape Allegation

Baba Ijesha Molestation Video
Baba Ijesha Molestation Video

Baba Ijesha was alleged to have molested a minor 7 year old young lady by the Nigerian actress cum entertainer, Damilola Adekoya notable as Comedienne Princess where she uncovered that she was the gatekeeper of the young lady who was supposedly assaulted.

As indicated by Premium Times, the Lagos State police order captured the entertainer for purportedly assaulting a minor.

The entertainer cum jokester had expressed unmistakably that her associate just assaulted the minor twice as gone against the 7 years guarantee by the police.

The controversy led to the release of a CCTV video which captured the scene including a footage of Baba Ijesha begging to be forgiven after being caught. The allegation escalated in a short time which involved several ‘gbas gbos’ from different angles which included top celebrities like; Iyabo OjoTonto DikeTunde EdnutDavidoYomi Fabiyi and a vast of others.

Social Media

Baba Ijesha is famous via online media. He has over 12.1k devotees on instagram.

His Official Instagram page is @babaijesha

Personal Life

Baba Ijesha and wife

The 48 year old Baba Ijesha is a family man. He is joyfully married to a wife; spouse whose identity he has kept obscured. The couple got married on July 14, 2012. Their union has been blessed with a beautiful kids.

Net Worth

The embattling Nigerian actor, radio and Tv director, Baba Ijesha has amassed an estimated net worth rated at $100,000-$250,000.