Baba Ijesha Biography, Movies, Net Worth, Controversies

Olanrewaju James Omiyinka who is popularly known as Baba Ijesha is a Nigerian Yoruba actor, filmmaker, comedian, producer, and singer.

He was born on the 28th of October, 1972, and hails from Ile-Ife in Osun State, Nigeria.


Baba Ijesha started acting Yoruba movies in the early 2000s after he relocated to Lagos state from his hometown. His comic acting style and apt mimicking of an old unintelligent man earned him the nickname ‘Baba Ijesha’.

He rose to prominence in 2005 after the release of the movie Opolo and he is also well known for the movie Afefe Ife which was released in 2008.




Afefe Ife


Baba Miliki

Adajo Owu


In April 2021, Baba Ijesha came into the spotlight for the wrong reasons. 

Nigerian comedienne, Damilola Adekoya who is well known as Princess called Baba Ijesha out on social media for sexually assaulting her 14-year-old daughter seven years ago when she was still of age 7.

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In order to obtain evidence against Baba Ijesha, Princess re-enacted the incident by placing CCTV cameras at strategic positions in her house and then exiting her house, leaving only Baba Ijesha with her daughter and as soon on the video which was said to have been allegedly cut short and released by the police without Princess’s permission, Baba Ijesha was seen once again harassing the young girl.

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His followers on Instagram dropped from over 400,000 to about 16,000 due to the scandal.

Personal Life

Baba Ijesha had his traditional marriage on the 14th of July, 2012 at the Eko FM Hall in Ikeja, and had his white/church wedding on the 7th of July, 2013.

He has kept his wife’s identity and marriage off the media.

See photos of his traditional and white wedding below.

Baba Ijesha traditional wedding photo

Social Media

You can connect with Baba Ijesha on social media via the usernames given below

Instagram: @babaijesha

Facebook: Baba Ijesha

YouTube: Kumokumo TV

Net Worth

Baba Ijesha’s net worth is currently unknown.


Profile Summary

Real Name Olanrewaju James Omiyinka
Stage Name Baba Ijesha
Date of birth 28th of October, 1972
Nationality Nigerian
State of Origin Osun State
Tribe Yoruba
Profession Actor, Comedian
Relationship Status Married
Net Worth unknown

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