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Fathia Balogun Speaks On Gains, Pains Of Stardom

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Star actress, Fathia Balogun, is the estranged wife of star actor, Saidi Balogun, whose name resonates in the walls of Nollywood close to two decades.

Fathia, who has moved on with her life after many years of separation with her actor hubby; Saheed, has been doing well in the industry as a single mother, she recounts some of the pains and gains attributed with stardom.

According to her “The gains, I've had a lot of gains. Doors open because of your name. People call you to come and present one thing or the other. I've got so many awards both within and outside the country. I appreciate myself and I appreciate those who appreciate me. We cannot be complete because we have blood flowing in our veins. I give glory to God that this job has given me a lot in my life.

“I'm not rich but I'm grateful to God, I'm comfortable. My name has actually opened a lot of doors for me. The pains are more than the gains but we don't have a choice and like my mother will tell me, you chose the job so don't complain. When I started my parents didn't like it, especially my mother. The bad press wasn't just going down well with her. It wasn't going down well with me either because I could sit down in the house and cry from morning till night especially when it had to do with something I didn't do or know about and then you find such on front cover of a publication and your kids can read”.

Fathia, who has gained prominence from participating in Yoruba flicks, has been able to prove herself worthy of roles in English speaking movies with her role in one of the episodes of popular soap opera, Super Story and a couple of Nigerian movies in English Language.