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Tayo Faniran to Temporarily Replace Gbenro Ajibade on Tinsel | Get the Details



Tayo-Faniran-Gbenro-AjibadeBig Brother Africa star Tayo Faniran is set to join the cast of soap opera Tinsel from today, Monday 17th of August. He will be playing the role of Soji as he replaces Gbenro Ajibade temporarily.

The major change is coming at this moment as Gbenro Ajibade and his new bride Osas Ighodaro are going away on Honeymoon.

Tayo will be playing Soji for a few months.

Be sure to tune in to Tinsel on weekdays at 20:30 CAT on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv channel 151) to catch all the drama, intrigue, romance, deception and betrayal that the series brings to their screens.

This is not the first time that Tinsel is switching out characters. In 2014 one of the key characters on the series, Angela Dede – played by Matilda Obaseki-Mozia – was temporarily replaced by Nigerian actress, Theresa Edem.

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  1. Adama

    August 17, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Though I like Tayo much, Uti would have been a prefered replacement because he resembles Gbenro. My opinion!!

  2. pipi

    August 17, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Oh dear Tinsel please no, kindly leave the new guy you have been using for the past few weeks, he brings a certain kind of softness to the Soji character.. please not Tayo. Tinsel directors, are you trying to make people hate the show!

    Tinsel has been so tiring over the last few weeks due to the sheila’ family issues, its not interesting it is too drawn out, can it be over soon please .

    we need an interesting new character like nosa

    till the directors get their acts together.. Hotel majestic it is…..

    i must commend the producers of that show, the casting was on point…. is it Hon. Edafe, or marvellous abi Ivie’s younger sister….. Una try Jor…

    • Beeeee

      August 17, 2015 at 4:46 pm

      My dear, I am so done with the Gardia family issues as in the story line is just stupid for lack of a better word….I barely watch now….I watch reruns of Windeck at 7 to pass the time for Hotel Majestic at 8…..

    • Kiiki

      August 17, 2015 at 4:49 pm

      As innnnnnn!!!! They should take a serious cue from #HotelMajestic! Amazing series with a well drawn out storyline for every character. Plus the scenes are realistic.

      Tinsel is sooooooooooooooooooooooo yesterday!

    • shadys

      August 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm

      Since Tope Oshin moved from Tinsel to direct Hotel Majestic,tinsel has never been same

  3. Rude gal

    August 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Hmmmm ..maybe Tayo will get married from there.
    Tinsel be connecting couples since 1900…

  4. tracy

    August 17, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Is this new? We already have a replacement don’t we.

  5. Uby

    August 17, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Dear Tinsel, dont do this to your show. Sincerely, Tayo’s acting sucks…..LIKE HELL!!

  6. Rynyx

    August 17, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Oh noooooooooooooooo. don’t do this to tinsel abeg. this will definitely be the last days of me following the show. it is already a drag right now and then Tayo. ok na, Hotel majestic and Do good to the rescue.

  7. YOU know

    August 17, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Who still watches this boring show. A show that has been dragged on for ages. No plot, no suspects, no directions. They keep making up the story line at it goes.I am sure its the producers sending all these messages pretending to be viewers. Advice ! take a cue from Jacob “s cross thats how to start n end a show n make it memorable

  8. Busarni

    August 17, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    You already have kingsley ogboso giving us a topnotch delivery and you want to drag in Tayo; he was in BBA. Nonsense, Kingsley ogboso won the first edition of the next movie star where tonto dike finished behind him; so what is the criteria of dragging in Tayo. You guys are already loosing and then ,this.
    Professionalism should be paramount and not paddy paddy. Na una sabi; Hotel majestic and windeck sure pass.

  9. Aries

    August 17, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    My Akt nigger! are they mad or something! welcome Tayo, i could use a little you on the screen whether you sabi act or not , just to remind me of my Hottest Shot! #theboy’sgotswagggg!

  10. ChiChiChilolo

    August 17, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Na wa ooo.

  11. Rynyx

    August 17, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    @Busanmi, but windeck I finished na? did it start again?

  12. Tari

    August 17, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Na padi padi go kill multichoice.
    They just find a way of arranging jobs for everyone affiliated to them. Whether you are fit for the job or not.
    By the way, what is Tinsel still doing on the screen? Is it another Bold and Beautiful? Or is it Generations?
    What an elongation of mediocrity!!
    End the series with some dignity.

  13. sum1special

    August 17, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    Tinsel finish your show your show already. The story is tired

  14. house of adeeva

    August 18, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Honestly for me, Tinsel should have ended seasons ago. Whenever I puck up my remote and scroll to AM channels, if its Tinsel, I just move on. Thank God for ‘Before 30’ . Fresh shows that makes me look forward to African soap operas. Tinsel is now too boring and elongated unnecessarily

  15. jwezee

    September 2, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Tinsel should Av ened at season 2..the stupid show just drags.. Simple thing as creativity e no dey…

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