She is a very popular multi-award-winning actress in the Nollywood industry, 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
Faithia Williams Balogun was born on the 5th of February 1969 in Ikeja, Lagos state. She hails from Urhobo, Ethiopia East local government area of Delta state.
She is from a Catholic polygamous home and they are a family of nine. She grew up in Ikeja area of Lagos where she attended Olufunmila Nursery School, after which she went to Maryland Primary School, Maryland, Lagos. She had her secondary education at Maryland Comprehensive High School, Lagos. She continued her education at Kwara State Polytechnic, Kwara where she got a diploma in Law.
She once worked as 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 math was poor, and coupled with the fact that I was staying too long at home, my father advised me to do whatever pleased me.
She 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)
- Teni Teka (2015)
- Omo Ale (2015)
- Agbelebu Mi (2016)
- Basira Badia (2016)
- Adakeja (2016)
- Eku Eda (2016)
- My Woman (2018)
She got married to Saheed (Saidi) Balogun in the early days of her career. The union had two children, Khalid Balogun and Aaliyah Balogun in 2014 but they got divorced due to Infidelity. 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. issues according to the media.
So, she is said to be controversial.
Over the years she has produced, starred and directed several Nigerian films, some of the awards she has gotten are:
- 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. All the interesting facts about the gorgeous Charlize Theron
- In 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.
- In 2016, she won City People Movie Special Recognition Award
- In 2016, she won Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Actress
- In 2017, she won City People Movie Award for Best Actress of the Year (Yoruba)
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