Fathia Balogun is a popular multi-award winning Nollywood actress who started her acting career in the early 90s. She mostly features in Yoruba movies and she has appeared in a lot of films since she began acting. She is loved by a lot of Nigerians who enjoy watching Yoruba movies. A lot of people also admire her good looks and acting skills.
Biography of Fathia Balogun
Fathia Balogun age
The hot Nigerian actress was born on February 5th, 1969 in Ukwara, Water Side Local Government in Delta State.
- Olufunmila Nursery School, Ikeja, Lagos State
- Maryland Primary School, Maryland, Lagos State
- Maryland Comprehensive High School, Lagos
- Kwara State Polytechnic, Kwara State.
She came from a polygamous home and a family of nine. Her family was middle class with a fair amount of wealth. She had a Catholic background and grew up in Ikeja where she got a lot of her early education.
Parents: Mr & Mrs. Williams
- Ken Williams,
- Anderson Williams,
- Charles Williams
- Joseline Williams,
- Stella Willams.
Life and Career
She was a general receptionist at Chips Bit & Bit, a Computer Company on Toyin Street, Ikeja, Lagos back then and she was earning N5,000 per month.
She did not know whether to call it fate or coincidence! It all started in the early 90's. Alhaji Fatai Teniola helped her get into the Industry by casting her in a movie.
The Nollywood actress disclosed that acting was never part of her dream, saying she wanted to be a broadcaster, even though her father wanted her to be an accountant.
The actress stated that she could not fulfill her dreams because she was unable to pass the JAMB exams and as a result of an extended stay at home, her father had to give her the freedom to do whatever she liked.
She also revealed that she tried to go into law but could not cope because of the extra work given to law students in school.
Speaking with the Nation newspaper, she said:
“After several attempts with JAMB, because my maths was poor, and coupled with the fact that I was staying too long at home, my father advised me to do whatever pleased me".
Faithia Balogun is one of the Biggest stars in the Nigeria movie industry today, her most successful films include:
- Farayola (2009);
- Aje metta ( 2008);
- Aje metta 2 (2008);
- Awawu (2015).
Over the years she has produced, starred and directed several Nigerian films. In 2008, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for the Most Outstanding Actress Indigenous, and her movie '"Iranse Aje" won the best indigenous film of the year.
On April 2014, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award, becoming the best actress of the year, along with Odunlade Adekola, who emerged as the best actor of the year. Faithia also won the Best Indigenous Language: Yoruba award her work in the film "Iya Alalake" at the 2015 Africa-Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards AMVCA.
Fathia Balogun new husband and children
The actress, who got married to Saheed (Saidi) Balogun in the early days of her career, had two kids until they got divorced due to Infidelity issues according to the media.
In an interview with City People, Fathia Balogun said she is still married to her estranged hubby, Saidi Balogun, who recently got married to Funke Tayo Sofowora. Even though the reporter gave her instances and facts that they are no longer together anymore Fathia still insisted they are married and they will always be married.
As you can see Fathia is a very controversial person. However, her acting and her character makes it difficult for us to dislike her. Her movies pleases us and make us happy at the same time. So she deserves all the love and respect.
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