Faithia Williams Balogun

Faithia Williams Balogun

The journey of a Nigerian actress, filmmaker, producer and director

05 February 1969


Faithia Williams Balogun is a prominent figure in the Nigerian entertainment industry. Born on February 5, 1969, in Ikeja, Lagos state, Nigeria, she hails from the Delta state and grew up in a nine-member polygamous household.

17 July 1970


Faithia attended Maryland Primary School and later Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School in Lagos, where she obtained her West African School Certificate. Eager to pursue her dreams, she enrolled at Kwara State Polytechnic, where she earned a diploma certificate. Faithia's determination to excel in her craft led her to further her studies in film at Olabisi Onabanjo University in 2016.

17 July 1992

The Unplanned Path to Stardom

In the early '90s, she worked as a general receptionist at a computer company called Chips Bit & Bit on Toyin Street, Ikeja, Lagos, earning a monthly salary of N5,000. Acting was never a part of her initial aspirations; she had dreams of becoming a broadcaster, although her father wanted her to pursue a career in accounting.

However, fate took an interesting turn when Alhaji Fatai Teniola, a significant figure in the industry, noticed her potential and cast her in a movie. This opportunity proved to be life-changing, as Faithia's remarkable performance catapulted her into the limelight. Her first major role was in the movie "Ta lo pa chief," which marked the beginning of her journey to stardom.

16 July 2014

Awards and Accolades

Over the years, Faithia Williams Balogun's talent and dedication have earned her numerous awards and accolades. In 2008, she received the prestigious African Movie Academy Award for Most Outstanding Actress Indigenous. She continued to shine in her career, and in 2014, she was honored with the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress of the year.

In addition to these accolades, she received the Best Indigenous Language: Yoruba award at the 2015 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards for her remarkable role in the film "Iya Alalake." Faithia's contributions to the Nigerian film industry have not gone unnoticed, and she has been recognized by various award ceremonies.

13 July 2023


Faithia Williams Balogun's filmography is a testament to her versatility and talent. She has starred in several successful Nigerian films, showcasing her acting prowess. Some of her notable projects include:

  • Farayola (2009)
  • Aje metta (2008)
  • Awawu (2015)
  • Teni Teka (2015)
  • Omo Ale (2015)
  • Agbelebu Mi (2016)
  • Basira Badia (2016)
  • Adakeja (2016)
  • Eku Eda (2016)
  • My Woman (2018)

17 July 2023

Personal Life and Marriage

Beyond her thriving career, Faithia's personal life has also garnered public interest. She was formerly married to veteran Nollywood actor, Saheed Balogun, with whom she shares two children, a son named Khalid Balogun and a daughter named Aaliyah Balogun. Sadly, their marriage faced challenges, and they eventually divorced due to infidelity issues.

Similar Timelines to Explore

Expolore similar timelines on Timepath and dive deeper into the subject of Faithia Williams Balogun. Your journey through connected events and stories starts here. Missed something? We would love to hear your suggestions for additional timelines.