She was born in Abuja Nigeria, but hails from Kogi State. Date, month and year of her birth not known. Yetunde grew up in Abuja.
Yetunde had her primary in Abuja and later at the Kings of Kings Secondary School also in Abuja for her first and secondary school certificates respectively.
She later attended Seriki Olopolo Production and Royal Arts Academy where she acquired her acting skills.
Her Acting Career
Yetunde Barnabas began her career as model. She registered for the Miss Olokun Beauty Pageant in 2013, a competition she won.
She also competed in other smaller pageants, including the Miss Live Your Dream in 2014, but it was her participation in the Most Beautiful Girl in Abuja pageant that actually shot her to fame and recognition in the entertainment industry.
She initially gained recognition as the winner of The Most Beautiful Girl in Abuja pageant in 2017 and was crowned Miss Tourism Nigeria in 2019.
She is best known for role as Miss Pepeiye an iconic character in one of Nigeria’s famous and longest running television sitcoms, Papa Ajasco & Company. She has also got leading roles in the Yoruba movie industry.
Yetunde has since starred in several Nollywood Yoruba movies alongside top stars like Niyi Johnson and Akin Olaiya. Some of her movies include:
• 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
Yetunde is such a beautiful, creative and highly talented Nollywood actress known for good interpretation of movie roles. She is a regular face in the Yoruba movie industry who has continued to dominate the entertainment scene.
Yetunde has an endorsement deal with Multichoice, owner of DSTV. She was also made a brand Ambassador for an Abuja-based Estate management firm.
Yetunde is also a movie producer. She has successfully produced a number of movies to her credit including the 2018 film, Omo Iya Osun, which had positive reviews.
Awards and Nominations
Yetunde Barnabas has in the course of her acting profession received a number of awards and nominations. They include:
• 2019 Nominee for the Most Promising Actress of the Year at the Nigerian Achiever’s Awards in recognition of her various television and movie roles.
• 2019 Nominee for Model of the Year at the Scream Awards
• Beauty Queen of the Year at the African Choice Awards.
In August 2019, Yetunde Barnabas was selected alongside other African models by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), as part of a new beauty campaign tagged ‘Ewatomi’.
Her Net Worth
Yetunde Barnabas is indeed a force to reckon with in Nollywood Yoruba movie industry, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $500,000 dollars.