A-list comedian, Teju Oyelakin, a.k.a Teju Babyface has opened up on his love story and engagement with fiancée model, Tobi Banjoko. The two were reportedly engaged at a secret location in Lagos on Valentine’s Day after they were said to have been enjoying an affair for some months now. The laughter merchant divulged to ENCOMIUM Weekly that he has not made his engagement to his model fiancée official, maintaining those pictures being circulated on the social space were not released by him.
“Those pictures you see were not from me. I have not made it official but I can tell you one thing, I know Tobi Banjoko. We have been together for some time now and I love her. She is the woman for me. When the time for wedding comes we will let you all know. Patience is a virtue and God’s time is the best.”
We also called Tobi Banjoko for her reaction and this is what she told us, “Yes, we are engaged, but wait a minute what did Teju tell you? Anyway, I am driving, when I get home I will let you know.”
And when we called later, she didn’t pick our call.
The lovebirds were reportedly engaged on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at Southern Sun Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos. Setting in motion their desire to be man and wife, the two have been an item for sometime now. In fact, Tobi was said to be present at Teju’s late father’s wake keep in Lagos and the burial proper in Oyo State.
Tobi Banjoko is 5 feet 10 inches, she will clock 25 this year (2012). She was the winner of the Lagos Carnival beauty pageant in 2010. The Lagos State University undergraduate also participated in the 2011 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN), she represented Ondo State at the pageant and emerged as Miss Photogenic. The beautiful model is at the moment flaunting her engagement ring.
Teju Oyelakin has made a name for himself in the comedy industry. His popular Teju Babyfae Show on TV is getting plaudit from around the entertainment world. He was at a time romantically linked with a lady called Jennifer in 2008. Both were so close that many had thought they were heading for the altar and later nothing was heard about their romance before the present revelation of his dalliance with a model and former beauty queen, Tobi Banjoko.
- This story was first published in ENCOMIUM Weekly on Tuesday, March 06, 2012