Yetunde Barnabas Biography: Husband, Age, Parents, Net Worth, Child, Movies, State Of Origin

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Yetunde Barnabas Olayinka (born 30 August 1990) is a true dynamo, shining brightly as a model, actress, and film producer. 

With her incredible talents, she’s clinched victories in several beauty pageants, including the prestigious Miss Olokun pageant in 2013, the revered Most Beautiful Girl in Abuja title in 2017, and the esteemed Miss Tourism Nigeria crown in 2019. 

Despite facing hurdles and setbacks along the way, Yetunde Barnabas‘ sheer grit and commitment have propelled her to success in multiple arenas, earning her the admiration of many as a genuine beacon of inspiration.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Yetunde Barnabas Olayinka
Stage Name: Yetunde Barnabas
Born: 30 August 1990 (age 33 years old)
Place of Birth: Ilorin, Kwara, Nigeria
State Of Origin: Kogi State
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: Kings of Kings Secondary School
Height: 1.65 m
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Barnabas
Siblings: N/A
Spouse: Peter Olayinka (m. 2021)
Boyfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Gemma Iremide Tolani Olayinka
Occupation: Actress • Model
Net Worth: $600,000 (USD)

Early Life & Education

Yetunde Barnabas, a Nigerian model, was born on August 30, 1990, in Ilorin, Kwara State. Her family roots are traced back to Kogi State; she is an indigene of Kogi State. 

Raised in Abuja, Nigeria, she enjoyed a nurturing upbringing under the care of her parents, affectionately known as Mr. and Mrs. Barnabas. While she shared her childhood with her siblings, their identities remain undisclosed. 

Following her secondary education at Kings of Kings Secondary SchoolYetunde Barnabas embarked on her journey into acting, honing her skills at the Seriki Olopolo Production and Royal Arts Academy.


Yetunde Barnabas has truly made her mark in the world of beauty pageantry. It all began in 2013 when she clinched the crown at the Miss Olokun beauty pageant. From there, she continued to grace the stage of various competitions, but her win at the Most Beautiful Girl in Abuja pageant in 2016 truly thrust her into the spotlight. 

However, her greatest triumph came in 2017, when she reclaimed the title, earning accolades and landing a national endorsement deal and an ambassadorship. Her reign as Miss Tourism Nigeria 2019 truly catapulted her to nationwide recognition. 

This achievement opened doors in the entertainment industry, leading to nominations for prestigious awards and catching the eye of the BBC, which selected her for a prominent beauty campaign. From there, Yetunde Barnabas seamlessly transitioned into acting, landing leading roles in blockbuster Nollywood films like Erin FolamiDagogoOmo Iya Osun, and Elegbenla. Her rise in the Nigerian film industry has been nothing short of meteoric, establishing her as a rising star.

Yetunde‘s talents don’t stop there. She’s also ventured into film production, proving her versatility and dedication to her craft. Notably, her production of the critically acclaimed 2018 hit Omo Iya Osun garnered praise from critics and audiences alike. 

With each endeavour, Yetunde Barnabas continues to showcase her remarkable talent and determination, solidifying her status as a true force to be reckoned with in the Nigerian entertainment scene.

Awards & Nominations

  • Miss Olokun (2013)
  • Most Beautiful Girl in Abuja (2017) (winner)
  • Miss Tourism Nigeria (2019)
  • Most Promising Actress of the Year – Nigerian Achiever’s Awards (nominated)
  • Model of the Year – Scream Awards (nominated)
  • Beauty Queen of the Year – Africa Choice Awards (nominated)
  • Selected for the BBC’s Ewatomi beauty campaign

Social Media

  • Instagram handle:@yetundebarnabas
  • Facebook handle: Yetunde Barnabas
  • TikTok handle: @__yetundebarnabas

Personal Life

Yetunde Barnabas, aged 33, found her happily-ever-after with Nigerian football star Peter Olayinka, exchanging vows in 2021. They have a daughter together, Gemma Iremide Tolani Olayinka, who marked her first birthday in 2023. 

The family delights in sharing heartwarming moments on social media, offering fans a peek into their affectionate and united bond.


TV Series

  • 2017 – present: Papa Ajasco & Company [as Ms Pepeiye]


  • Alaya Imarun
  • Ede Meji
  • Lisa
  • Queen Mi
  • Omo Iya Osun (also a producer)
  • Oka ori ebe
  • Imule Aje
  • Lori Titi
  • Olode
  • Omije Afoju
  • Knockout
  • Dagogo
  • Aiye
  • Elegbenla (alongside Niyi Johnson and Akin Olaiya)
  • Bayonne
  • Erin Folami

Net Worth

Yetunde Barnabas has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry as an actress and a model. Her talents and hard work have accumulated an estimated net worth of $600,000, making her one of the most successful Nigerian actresses and models. 

Her success inspires many, proving that hard work and dedication can lead to outstanding achievements.

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