Tunde Babalola Biography: Wife, Movies, Age, Parents, Net Worth, Nationality

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Tunde Babalola is a Nigerian-British scriptwriter and actor known for his work in Nigerian cinema and British television series.

He has gained recognition for his critically acclaimed scripts for movies such as Last Flight to Abuja, Critical Assignment, October 1, and Citation.

He has also significantly contributed to popular television series like Tinsel, The Bill, and In Exile.


  • Full Name: Tunde Babalola
  • Date of Birth: 1968
  • Age: 55 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: England
  • Nationality: Nigerian-British
  • Profession: Scriptwriter, Actor
  • Parents: N/A
  • Siblings: N/A
  • Spouse: N/A
  • Children: N/A
  • Relationship Status: N/A
  • Net Worth: $3 million

Early Life & Education

Tunde Babalola, aged 55, was born and raised in England in 1968. He later relocated to Nigeria with his parents and siblings.

His father worked as an accountant, while his mother was employed at the Central Bank.

Influenced by his uncle, a lieutenant colonel in the Nigerian Army, Babalola initially considered applying to the Nigerian Defence Academy.

However, his mother did not permit him. Consequently, he enrolled at the Obafemi Awolowo University to study Dramatic Arts.

Personal Life

Tunde Babalola is a married man. He got married to his wife, identified as Abi, in London, England, in 2015. Although, there are no reports about their children at the moment.


Babalola’s journey as a scriptwriter began at 14 when he wrote his first film script, “In The Raw.” Upon returning to the United Kingdom, he collaborated with Channel 4 and wrote for the sitcom series “In Exile.”

He subsequently worked with various television channels, including BBC, Carlton Television, and Chrysalis Television.

Babalola’s career took off when he started writing for the TV series “The Bill.” Following the positive reception of the series, he went on to write three TV serials in 1997: “True to Life Player,” “Crime of a Lesser Passion,” and “Armed and Dangerous.”

In 1998, he wrote the serial “One Man, Two Faces.” Additionally, he made his acting debut in the horror film “Deep Freeze” in 2002, portraying the role of a helicopter pilot.

In 2014, Babalola gained recognition for his script for the critically acclaimed blockbuster “October 1.” Originally titled “Dust,” the script took him four weeks to write the first draft and only a week to complete subsequent drafts.

Babalola added his ideas to the script, ensuring the proper interpretation of the story’s vision. He appreciated the film’s status as a period piece, something he had never done before, and recognized its relevance to Nigeria’s present state.

In 2015, Babalola became a writer and producer for the comedy TV production “Rib Busters: Comedy Show.”

His contributions to the film industry were acknowledged when he won the Best Comedy Writer award for “The Meeting” and the Best Drama Writer award for “October 1” at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards in 2015.

Net Worth

Tunde Babalola has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @tundephoenix
  • Twitter handle: @tundephoenix


  • The Bill
  • True to Life Player
  • Crime of a Lesser Passion
  • Armed and Dangerous
  • In Exile
  • One Man, Two Faces
  • Single Voices
  • Deep Freeze
  • Critical Assignment
  • Life in Slow Motion
  • Maami

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