Yetunde Barnabas Biography: Age, Relationship, Height, Education, Personal Life, Husband, Net Worth, Family, Career

Yetunde Barnabas Biography: Age, Relationship, Height, Education, Personal Life, Husband, Net Worth, Family, Career
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Yetunde Barnabas is a renowned Nigerian model, beauty queen, actress, and film producer.

She first rose to prominence after winning the prestigious title of The Most Beautiful Girl in Abuja pageant in 2017.

In addition to this achievement, she was also crowned Miss Tourism Nigeria in 2019, further solidifying her position in the industry.

However, her fame extends beyond beauty pageants as she is widely recognized for her portrayal of Miss Pepeiye in Nigeria’s beloved sitcom, Papa Ajasco and Company.

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Moreover, she has taken on numerous leading roles in the Yoruba movie industry, showcasing her versatility and talent as an actress.

Yetunde Barnabas
Born August 30, 1990

Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Actress
  • model
  • producer
Beauty pageant titleholder
Years active 2012–present
  • Miss Olokun (2013)
  • Most Beautiful Girl in Abuja (2017) (winner)
  • Miss Tourism Nigeria (2019)

She married Nigerian footballer Peter Olayinka.

Early Life

Yetunde Barnabas, born on August 30, 1990, in Ilorin, Kwara state, hails from Kogi State.

She was raised in Abuja and received her secondary school education at the Kings of Kings Secondary School.

Subsequently, she further developed her acting abilities at Seriki Olopolo Production and Royal Arts Academy.


Yetunde Barnabas embarked on her modeling journey by enrolling in the Miss Olokun beauty pageant in 2013, where she emerged as the winner.

She further participated in various smaller pageants, such as the Miss Live Your Dream in 2014, but it was her involvement in the Most Beautiful Girl in Abuja pageant that truly brought her recognition.

In 2016, Barnabas registered for the 2017 Most Beautiful Girl in Abuja competition, which she triumphed in, leading to a national endorsement deal with Multichoice/DSTV.

Additionally, she was appointed as a brand ambassador for an estate management firm based in Abuja.

Capitalizing on her newfound fame, Barnabas seized the opportunity to audition for the role of Ms Pepeiye, an iconic character in one of Nigeria’s longest-running television sitcoms, Papa Ajasco & Company.

Her audition was successful, and she has since taken on prominent roles in numerous Nollywood film productions, including Erin Folami, Dagogo, Omo Iya Osun, and Elegbenla, where she shared the screen with Niyi Johnson and Akin Olaiya.

Furthermore, Barnabas has ventured into movie production, with the 2018 film Omo Iya Osun being one of her notable works, receiving positive reviews.

Awards and Recognition

Yetunde Barnabas received nominations for Most Promising Actress of the Year at the Nigerian Achiever’s Awards, Model of the Year at the Scream Awards 2019, and Beauty Queen of the Year at the Africa Choice Awards in 2019.

Additionally, in August of the same year, she was chosen by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to participate in the Ewatomi beauty campaign along with other African models.

Personal life

In March 2021 she married Nigerian football player Peter Olayinka.


Selected filmography

  • 2017 – date – Papa Ajasco & Company
  • 2017 – Alaya Imarun
  • 2017 – Ede Meji
  • 2018 – Lisa
  • 2018 – Queen Mi
  • 2018 – Omo Iya Osun
  • 2019 – Oka ori ebe
  • 2019 – Imule Aje
  • 2019 – Lori Titi
  • 2019 – Olode
  • 2019 – Omije Afoju
  • 2019 – Knockout
  • 2019 – Dagogo
  • 2019 – Aiye
  • 2019 – Elegbenla
  • 2019 – Bayonle
  • 2019 – Erin Folami


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