Faithia Williams – Wikipedia

Nigerian actress, film producer and director.

Faithia Williams

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Born February 5, 1971 (1971-02-05) (age 51)
Nationality Nigerian
Citizenship Nigerian
  • Actor
  • filmmaker
  • producer
  • director
Years active 1978–present

Faithia Williams (born February 5, 1971) is a Nigerian actress, filmmaker, producer and director.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Faithia who is of Delta state descent,[3] was born in Ikeja in February 1971. She was born into a polygamous family of nine.[4] Faithia attended Maryland Primary School and Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School in Lagos state. She obtained her West African School Certificate in Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School. After that, she studied in the Kwara State Polytechnic for a diploma certificate.[5][6] In 2016, Faithia got admission into Olabisi Onabanjo University to study Filming.[7]

Faithia became an actress by chance. Faithia’s uncle, Alhaji Fatai Teniola, asked her to stand in for an actress that failed to show up in one of the productions of their movie.[8] Williams played her first role in the film title “Ta lo pa chief”.[9] 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.[10] In April 2014, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award, having emerged as best actress of the year along with Odunlade Adekola who emerged as best actor of the year.[11] She also won the Best Indigenous Language award for the work done in the film “Iya Alalake” at the 2015 Africa-Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards AMVCA.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Williams was formerly married to veteran Nollywood actor, Saheed Balogun,[13] with whom she has two children, a son and a daughter. Fathia also has a son from an earlier relationship.

  • Most Outstanding Indigenous Actress (2008)
  • AMVCA Best Local Language Yoruba (2015)


  • Farayola (2009)
  • Aje meta (2008)
  • Aje metta 2 (2008)
  • Awawu (2015)[14]
  • Teni Teka (2015)[15]
  • Omo Ale (2015)
  • Agbelebu Mi (2016)
  • Basira Badia (2016)[15]
  • Adakeja (2016)[15]
  • Eku Eda (2006)[15]
  • MY WOMAN (2018)[15]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ “Saheed Balogun: With Good Pay, I’ll Act With Fathia, Articles – THISDAY LIVE”. Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  2. ^ “Fathia Balogun had nothing to do with my broken marriage – Moji Olaiya”. The Punch – Nigeria’s Most Widely Read Newspaper. Archived from the original on 3 June 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  3. ^ Obialo, Maduawuchi (2019-09-25). “Fathia Balogun Biography & Net Worth (2020)”. Nigerian Infopedia. Retrieved 2020-02-18.
  4. ^ “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Fathia Williams Balogun”. Youth Village Nigeria. 2016-04-11. Retrieved 2021-04-02.
  5. ^ “Yoruba Nollywood star, Fathia Balogun clocks 46 – Nigerian Entertainment Today – Nigeria’s Number 1 Entertainment Daily”. Nigerian Entertainment Today – Nigeria’s Number 1 Entertainment Daily. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  6. ^ “Fathia Balogun’s Biography & Profile – Nollywood, Nigeria, News, Celebrity, Gists, Gossips, Entertainment”. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  7. ^ Reporter (2017-11-18). “FATHIA BALOGUN STORMS CITY PEOPLE’S OFFICE”. City People Magazine. Retrieved 2021-04-02.
  8. ^ “My husband talks too much”. Modern Ghana. Retrieved 2021-04-02.
  9. ^ “Fathia Balogun gets big million naira endorsement”. Channels Television. Retrieved 2021-04-03.
  10. ^ “AMAA Nominees and Winners 2008 – Africa Movie Academy Awards”. Archived from the original on 14 February 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  11. ^ “Fathia Balogun, Odunlade Adekola shine @ Yoruba Movie Academy Awards 2014”. Vanguard News. 2 April 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  12. ^ “AMVCA 2015: Iya Alalake Wins Best Indigenous Language – Yoruba”. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  13. ^ “Saidi Balogun replies ex-wife Fathia Balogun, exposes her past divorce”. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  14. ^ “Awawu: Watch Muyiwa Ademola, Fathia Balogun in new movie’s trailer”. Pulse Nigeria. Gbenga Bada. 19 May 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
  15. ^ a b c d e “Latest Fathia Balogun Movies & Filmograpghy”. Yoruba Movies. Retrieved 2017-05-08.