Yetunde Ayeni-Babeko was born in Enugu in Eastern Nigeria to a Nigerian father and German mother. Her life has seen her through different stages of living in her maternal and paternal homelands. She moved to Germany as a schoolgirl and embarked on a photography apprenticeship majoring in advertising photography at “Studio Be” in Greven, Germany. In 2003 she returned to Nigeria and joined Ess-Ay Studio program in her paternal homeland. Subsequently she enrolled at Macromedia School for art and design in Osnabrueck, Germany. In 2005 she returned to Nigeria as a freelance photographer and in 2007 she opened her own studio in Nigeria. She has worked closely with the Goethe Institute in Lagos and facilitated numerous photography workshops in partnership with them.
Her exhibitions are beautiful and highly aesthetic works that convey stories, symbols and sometimes, movement. She incredibly skilled at creating pieces that heighten the beauty of her subject matter, or perhaps highlight the beauty of her subject matter.