Fathia Williams Balogun (born February 5, 1969) is a Nigerian actress, film-maker, producer and director.
Born on February 1969 at Ukwara, water side local government area of Delta State, southern Nigeria into a polygamous family of 9. Fathia Williams attended the Maryland Primary School and Maryland Comprehensive High School in Lagos state, where she obtained the West African School Certificate before she proceeded to Kwara State Polytechnic where she received a diploma certificate.
Fathia Balogun started her career as an actress at an early age. She has starred, produced and directed several Nigerian films over the years. 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, having emerged as best actress of the year alongside with Odunlade Adekola who emerged as best actor of the year.
Faithia Balogun also won the Best Indigenous Language: Yoruba award for the work done in the film Iya Alalake at the 2015 Africa-Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards AMVCA.
Fathia got married to Saheed Balogun in the early stage of her career and the union was blessed with three kids before their marriage hit the rocks.
None of them have openly revealed the reason behind the collapse of their marriage but Fathia insists she is married to Saheed even though the actor has gone on to marry another wife.
Most Outstanding Actress Indigenous (2008)
Best Indigenous Language at the 2015 Africa-Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards AMVCA
AMVA Best Local Language Yoruba (2015) and more.