Tolani "Tolanibaj" Shobajo is a Nigerian media personality and reality TV star. She is one of the contestants in the Big Brother Naija reality show competition.
The celebrity is not new in the showbiz industry; she has worked with several entertainment brands and companies such as Pulse TV, Tooexclusive, Aristokrat Records, and Universal Music Group.
The beauty also has her own company, 234nextgen, a modeling and music promotion agency.
- Full name: Tolani Shobajo
- Date of birth: July 28, 1993
- Place of birth: Lagos, Nigeria
- Age: 27 years
- Height: 5 feet 2 inches
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Career: Media personality
- Net worth: $100,000
Tolani "Tolanibaj" Shobajo bio
The Nigerian media personality was born in Lagos, Nigeria, on 28th July 1993. How old is Tolanibaj? As of 2020, the star is 27 years old.
She relocated to Nigeria from America in 2018 after 9 years in the US, and started her career in showbiz.
In an interview with The Guardian, the showbiz star explained why she came back home. She said:
“I would say showbiz started for me December 2016, that year, I made so many connections that I have in the industry today. I took detty December more like networking. I would party with the coolest people, we’d vibe organically and viola! We become good friends.
Energy is very important I always looked forward to December, from the beginning of the year soley to catch the next flight to lagos. I’m happier here because i have access to the resources that I need. That’s why I moved back home.”
Tolanibaj is the only BBNaija contestant of Yoruba origin. This knowledge has elicited reactions from Twitter users:
- @unclemaga: So the organizers of this show meant to tell me that out of the millions of Yoruba people in Lagos, there is just only one that qualifies to be on the show. I am p***ed already.
- @Debiygold: Am not feeling these new housemates. most are Igbo only 1 Yoruba its not making sense.
The showbiz star has worked with several entertainment agencies and popular brands such as Pulse TV, Aristokrat Records, Universal Music Group (whom she called out for their apparent lack of direction), and Tooexlusive.
Tolanibaj was recently fired from Universal Music Group Nigeria for alleged misconduct.
Before her BBNaija journey, she started a music company called 234nextgen. It is a modeling and music promotion agency that deals with providing services in Artists and Repertoire, music marketing and distribution, as well as modeling and event management.
Tolanibaj and Prince
Earlier on in the show, Tolanibaj made her feelings known to fellow housemate Prince, who gently turned her down. But recently, the two seem to be spending more time together and even sleeping on the same bed.
According to billboard.africa, her net worth is estimated to be about $100,000.
Radom facts about Tolani "Tolanibaj" Shobajo
Here are some interesting facts about the media personality.
- The new habit she acquired during lockdown is eating breakfast every day. She had not realized how essential having breakfast is until the lockdown.
- Her words to live by are: "Enjoy your life. Live it how you want because people will talk regardless."
- When Tolani is not entertaining, she is either cooking or dancing.
- Her biggest achievement is landing a job at one of the world’s leading music entertainment companies within four months after moving to Nigeria. She revealed this in her BBNaija interview,
After moving to Nigeria, I landed a job at one of the world’s leading music entertainment companies within four months. I guess simply following my dreams and instincts. I decided to relocate home without 100% clarity and overall, I am flourishing. I have shamed my doubters. I am still here in Nigeria, winning. Yay!
Tolani "Tolanibaj" Shobajo is a renowned showbiz star. She is one of the 16 housemates left in the BBNaija house. Will she make it to the end of the 71 days?
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