BIRTH NAME : Saidi Kolawolw Alabi Balogun
STAGE NAME : Saheed Balogun
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DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born February 5, 1967
PLACE OF BIRTH: Kwara State, North Central Nigeria
STATE OF ORIGIN : Oyo State, Nigeria
OCCUPATION : Veteran Nigerian actor, film-maker, director and producer.
NATIONALITY : Nigerian
MARITAL STATUS/WIFE : He was married to Nollywood actress, Fathia Balogun but is now separated. And he also dated Yoruba actress Funke Adesiyan
CHILDREN : He has two children Khalid and Aaliyah Balogun.
EDUCATION : He attended Kwara State University
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Saheed Balogun is veteran Nollywood actor, producer, director and filmmaker. He is one of those top Nigerian actors and producers who has helped pushed Nollywood industry to where it is today. Saheed Balogun (sometimes spelled as “Saidi”) is one of the most popular Nollywood star, he is widely known for his prowess in acting , film making, movie production and directing.
Early Life and Education
Saheed Balogun who is a well know Nigerian actor, film-maker, director and producer was born in Kwara State, North Central Nigeria but hails from Oyo State, Nigeria. He had his primary, secondary and tertiary education Kwara State before he proceeded to Kwara State Polytechnic (now Kwara State University) to obtain a degree.
He was born to a family of Mr and mrs Balogun as Saidi Kolawolw Alabi Balogun. Few years after joining the Nigerian movie industry, he met his now ex-wife, Fathia Balogun who is now very powerful force to reckon with in the industry.
They had two children together before their marriage held for the rock two years ago. He later moved on with Yoruba actress Funke Adesiyan and few months into their romance, Funke accused him of domestic assault which led to the end of the relationship.
Career and Success
The veteran actor, Saheed Balogun broke into the Nigerian entertainment scene and began acting in 1978, when he presented his first television program titled “Youth Today” on NTA. In 1989, he produced his first film titled “City Girl”. The 52 -years-old veteran actor has been a source of inspiration and encouragement to many youths in Nigerian and throughout Africa. He has featured, produced and directed several Nigerian films. he managed to grow into a tycoon in the industry as he has successfully produced and directed blockbuster movies.
His method of script delivery and action pose artistry earn him the nickname “James Bond” from his fans. As an actor, the baby face has featured in over 100 Yoruba movies and some Nollywood movies.
The handsome actor has worked with prominent entertainment stars like Segun Arinze, Sola Fosudo, Tade Ogidan, Bukky Amos and Sola Sobowale to mention a few. He also featured in the 2011 Nigerian film titled “Family on Fire”, produced by Tade Ogidan .
The film “Family on Fire” was nominated for Best Nigerian Film and Best Film in an African Language.He has starred in a number of Nollywood films including; Ofin Mose produced in 2006 and also in the first Ankara movie in Africa titled “Third Party”. According to his official biography, he has featured in over 100 Yoruba movies and few Nollywood movies till date.