I was my father’s second wife – Actress, Juliana Olayode reveals
By Rita Chioma,
Fast rising Nollywood actress, Juliana Olayode aka Toyo Baby, formerly of Jenifa’s diary series has revealed that she was her “father’s second wife” in her new book, titled “REBIRTH”.
Revealing that she was her father’s favorite child, as she was the only light skinned in their family, she wrote:
“My dad always had a soft spot for me; we were close. In those days, when he wanted to submit a quotation for a job, he would tell my mum to pray over it. After my mum had prayed, he would bring it to me to do same. He believed in my prayers. I would say I was my dad’s second wife.”
She also wrote about how he bragged about being her father: “Whenever he wanted to visit his friends, then, he would take me along.
He did that not only because he enjoyed my company, but also because he took pleasure in hearing the comments his friends passed, praising him for having a beautiful daughter.
I am the only fair-complexioned child of my parents and people called me Oyinbo. I was not only fair but had long black hair.
On different occasions, my dad would have my mum wear a ready-made flowery dress for me and any of my elder sisters available would pack my hair into two with ribbons my dad bought.
On our many trips, people would stop us and say nice things.
Whilst I was blushing, my dad would usually say, “na my pikin o”.
The next question, usually, was “why she come yellow like this and you come black?”
and my dad would say, “na God o”.
He took delight in explaining that to any and everyone who stopped us on our way to his friends’ houses.
Some of the admirers gave me money, some bought things for me, and for the female admirers, they took turns touching my hair.