Actress, model, and television host Zainab Balogun hails from Nigeria. After being discovered at age 16, she started modeling at a young age. She has appeared in numerous international advertising campaigns for various companies. She is a co-founder of The J-ist TV. This online entertainment web series interviews some of Africa’s most prominent figures and emphasizes African culture and contemporary concerns.
Balogun is a television presenter for the entertainment television network EbonyLife TV, where she presently co-hosts and produces The Spot with Lamide Akintobi, the channel’s top chat show. On Jumia TV, a teleshopping program, Balogun also appears as a presenter and an assistant producer.
She has mentioned having two mothers; see this article for more information.
Zainab Balogun Biography
|Stage Name:||Zainab Balogun|
|Real Name:||Zainab Balogun-Nwachukwu|
|Occupation:||Actress, Model, Television Presenter|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||October 10, 1989 (33 Years Old)|
|Place of Birth:||London, England|
|Marital Status:||Dikko Nwachukwu (m. 2018)|
|Education:||LLB, University of Kent|
Zainab Balogun (born 10 October 1989). After being born to Nigerian parents in London, she was reared in Clapham, a neighborhood in South West London, with a sizable extended family. She identifies as Egba and says her ancestors were from a family in Abeokuta, Ogun State. She moved around a lot and spent most of her formative years growing up with relatives because of the nature of her mother’s work.
She attended Sacred Heart RC Secondary School for her secondary studies. She started participating regularly in talent events and school plays, which sparked her passion for the arts.
She majored in music, eventually joining the school choir and founding Regné (pronounced “reign”) with two classmates. She pursued her A Levels in law, psychology, and English language and literature at Christ the King Sixth Form College. She subsequently went to the University of Kent in Medway and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB).
At 16, Balogun was discovered by Premier Models Management and began working as a model. She started acting after earning a law degree, appearing in series like Ashley Waters’ The Charlatans, Material Girl on BBC One, and Cocktail (2012), a Bollywood film. She quickly found herself on the set of The Dark Knight Rises in 2011 with renowned director Christopher Nolan, which she calls “an unforgettable experience.”
Today, Balogun is a television host and producer for the entertainment network EbonyLife TV. She has also created programs like EL Now, a daily entertainment news program featuring the most recent in music, fashion, and the arts. Lamide Akintobi and Ebuka Obi-Uchendu now accompany her on The Spot.
The Dark Knight Rises (2011)
A Soldier’s Story (2015)
The Wedding Party (2016)
Ojukokoro (Greed) – 2016
The Wedding Party 2 (2017)
The Royal Hibiscus Hotel (2017)
Chief Daddy (2018)
God Calling (2018)
Fine Wine (2021)
Charge and Bail (2021)
2013 Exquisite Lady of the Year Awards – TV Presenter of the Year
2014 Sisterhood Awards – TV Presenter of the Year
2014 All Youth Tush Awards – On-Air Personality of the Year
2014 Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards – Sexist On-Air Personality
2018 The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) – Prize for Acting
In May 2018 Balogun married Dikko Nwachukwu, founder of Jetwest Airways. The pair were traditionally married on 13 May in Lagos, Nigeria. Balogun splits her time between London, England, and Lagos, Nigeria.
Zainab Balogun Has Two Mothers?
Due to the nature of her mother’s employment, Balogun moved around a lot and spent most of her early years with relatives. She has mentioned having two mothers in the past.
“I am blessed with two mothers. Mummy (biological) and Mum, the woman God chose to raise me from the age of eight,” she revealed. God made no mistakes the day I walked into her house, which she made my home for almost 15 years. It’s been a week since she passed, and it’s extremely numbing.”
“In my mind, I was going to be a superstar singer. Mum gave me her blessings to chase it in secondary school. From auditions to performances, she was with it.
“When Mummy would freak out, Mum would say, Yinka, fi omo yi sile fun mi, which means, ‘Leave her alone for me.’ I discovered who I wanted to be early because mum gave me the freedom to do,”
How medical disorder affected my marriage
Zainab Balogun, a Nollywood actress, has spoken out about her fight with endometriosis and how it impacted her marriage.
Endometriosis is a medical condition that develops when cells from the womb’s lining (uterus) grow in other parts of the body, causing pain, heavy bleeding, bleeding between periods, and infertility.
She mentioned she had the illness for almost 20 years.
The thespian disclosed this in a recent chat with media personality, Chude Jideonwo.
She said her husband, Dikko Nwachukwu, supported her during her battle with the medical disorder.
Balogun said, “Yes, of course [my husband was supportive]. You know, you have to take the village mentality when it comes to dealing with something as big as this. You realised that you are going to need the therapist, the backrubber, and the make-me-laugh person. So, it would be hard to do something like this alone [without the support of my husband]. Not even just because of the physical aspects, but more so, the mental and emotional aspects.”
On why she didn’t share photos from her wedding in 2018, she said, “I did not [share my wedding photos]. I don’t know who did it. The only person who had permission to share one image, which was like a beauty image, was my make-up artist.
“I was very comfortable with nobody seeing an image from my wedding. I mean, my personal life is very personal. It’s not out for public consumption because that is not my work, that’s my life.”
She is 33 years of age. Born on 10 October 1989.
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Zainab Balogun Nwachukwu is a Nigerian actress, model, and television presenter. She has an estimated net worth of $500,000. She has appeared in numerous international advertising campaigns for various companies. She is a co-founder of The J-ist TV. This online entertainment web series interviews some of Africa’s most prominent figures and emphasizes African culture and contemporary concerns.
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Zainab Balogun was born to Nigerian parents in London, England. She grew up in Clapham, a borough of South West London, with an extended family. She is an Egba descended from a family in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
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“Yes, of course [my husband was supportive]. You know, you have to take the village mentality when it comes to dealing with something as big as this. You realized that you are going to need the therapist, the black rubber, and the make-me-laugh person. So, it would be hard to do something like this alone [without the support of my husband]. Not even just because of the physical aspects, but more so, the mental and emotional aspects.”