Tobi Bakre (born on 1st June 1990; Age: 32 years old) is a Nigerian TV presenter, actor, and model who rose to fame as one of the housemates in the third season of the Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) tagged Double Wahala Edition. He is married to Anu Aladosu Bakare, with whom he shares a son.
Creative and handsome, Tobi was definitely one of the housemates that made the third season of BBNaija in 2018 very fun to watch. His physical features, handsome face, and conduct earned him lots of fans by the end of the show. Consequently, he became famous just after the reality TV show and took off his career in the entertainment world.
How Old is Tobi Bakre?
Born on the 1st day of June 1990, Tobi Bakre is years 28 old. He is a Yoruba man and originally hails from Ogun State, the southern part of Nigeria.
Tobi is the youngest of four children (two male and two female) born into a wealthy family in Lagos State. Nothing much is known about his parents and what they do for a living, but he is known to have an elder brother, Femi Bakre, who is the CEO of Kraks TV.
Tobi was raised in Lagos, Nigeria, alongside his siblings. Growing up, he received his primary and secondary education in two of the prestigious schools in Lagos. After obtaining his Senior School Certificate, he proceeded to the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Banking and Finance in 2012.
While in school, Tobi had an interest in Photography and was passionate about football. He is professionally pursuing photography which is also a part of his entertainment career. He is also a Level-One Certified Financial Analyst (CFA).
Tobi Bakare was Launched to Fame in 2018 Following His Participation in the BBNaija Reality TV Show
Tobi first came to the limelight in 2018 after he made it to the year’s BBNaija reality TV show. During the show, he was one of the housemates that became the first head of the house (HOH), which he served for two consecutive weeks. He finished as the first runner-up while his friend Miracle won the show.
Significantly, among all the male contestants in the edition, Tobi seemed to be the one that got the most attention from the public, thanks to his conduct. Though cool and collected, Tobi always gave people what to talk about, and one of the things that left his name on the lips of fans was his relationship with his fellow housemate, Cee C.
Before BBNaija, Tobi was an Investment Banker
Although he gained public recognition after the reality TV show, Tobi had been doing pretty well for himself before then. Following his graduation from UNILAG, Tobi Bakare was an investment banking expert. He gained experience working in various reputable banking sectors before he made it to the Big Brother house.
Some of the places he worked in include Laudable Express Limited, Heritage Bank, and the office of the Accountant General of the Federation in Abuja, where he worked as the protocol officer. Moreso, Tobi has also been on the screens before the Big Brother Naija show.
In 2013 and 2017, respectively, he featured in “Meet the Rich Kids of Nigeria and their Flamboyant Lifestyles” and has also appeared in a couple of movies. Speaking in an interview, Tobi revealed that he had received an N130,000 monthly salary while working in the banking industry.
Undoubtedly, BBNaija shot him to fame and gave him the platform with which he has remained relevant in the entertainment scene, selling himself and his brand. Tobi began to bag more movie roles after the show, and today is doing well for himself in the entertainment circle.
In 2020, he was nominated as the Most Promising Actor at the Best of Nollywood Awards, and in 2021, he was nominated for the Net Honours Award for the Most Popular Media Personality (Male).
Tobi Bakre is also a model and brand influencer and has represented some notable brands both within and outside the country. He currently has an ambassadorial deal with Unilever, Amstel Malta, and Jumia, among others.
Tobi Bakre is Married to Anu Aladosu
In March 2020, Tobi Bakre first showed off his fiancee, Anu, in a dance challenge video he posted on his Instagram page. Since then, he was consistent in sharing loved-up photos and videos of them together on his social media pages.
It is not known exactly when they met and how long they dated, but in August 2021, the two tied the knot in a wedding ceremony that featured Yoruba introduction rites and reception parties. The ceremony, which happened in Lekki Lagos, Nigeria had in attendance several Nigerian celebrities ranging from musicians, actors, and comedians, among others.
The couple welcomed their first baby, a son named Malik Bakre, on 30th December 2021. Tobi, who couldn’t hold his joy, took to his Instagram to announce the arrival of the baby boy. Alongside a photo of the baby’s hand, he wrote:
“If I had to write a perfect 2021, couldn’t have written a better ending than this, Love you son 30/12/21 in the books forever. Happy new year from me and mines”
Meanwhile, Anu Aladosu only made it to the spotlight in early 2021 after Tobi announced her as his soon-to-be bride. Hence, nothing much is known about her. But from what we gathered, she is also a graduate of the University of Lagos and was one of the contestants for Miss UNILAG in 2013.
The couple has been living happily ever since then, and Tobi never stops showering praises on his wife at any opportunity he gets. He once shared a beautiful photo of them together and wrote: “It’s so beautiful to love and be loved… I prayed and you came. You are Here! Hence I know I’m blessed. I’m forever happy because it only gets better”