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Faithia Williams, formerly known as Faithia Balogun, is a Nigerian actress, filmmaker, producer, and director. She was born on February 5, 1969, in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. Faithia began her acting career in the early 1990s and has since become one of the most popular actresses in the Nigerian film industry, popularly known as Nollywood.
Faithia Williams was born in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria to a polygamous family. She is the first child in a family of five. Her mother is a teacher, and her father was a civil servant. Her parents separated while she was still a child, and she was raised by her mother.
Growing up, Faithia was an independent and hardworking child. She had to work hard to support her mother and siblings. Despite the challenges, she was able to complete her primary and secondary education.
Faithia Williams started her acting career in 1990 when she joined the Nigerian film industry. Her first movie was “Mabaami Seaside,” directed by Ade Ajiboye. She then went on to feature in several other movies, including “Farayola,” “Ogun Oko Ogun,” “Aje Metta,” and “Teni Benson.”
Faithia’s breakthrough role came in the movie “Makomi,” which was produced by Alhaji Abdul-Rasaq Abdullahi (“Kannywood”). From then on, she quickly established herself as one of the most sought-after actresses in Nigeria.
To date, Faithia has acted in more than 100 movies and television series. She has also produced and directed several movies, including “Ishanna,” “Connection,” and “Kini Akoko.”
Here are some of the movies Faithia has featured in:
- Mabaami Seaside
- Ogun Oko Ogun
- Aje Metta
- Teni Benson
- Connection (producer)
- Kini Akoko (producer)
Some of her movies are available on YouTube, including Makomi and Ishanna.
Faithia Williams was previously married to fellow Nollywood actor, Saheed Balogun. The couple got divorced in 2006 and had two children together. Faithia is now remarried to a businessman, Kehinde Oloyede. The marriage also ended in 2014 due to irreconcilable differences.
Faithia Williams is worth approximately $800,000 in American dollars. This is equivalent to about 310 million Nigerian Naira, 1.1 million Canadian dollars, 2.5 million Ghana Cedis, 85 million Kenyan Shillings, 7.5 million South African Rand, 3 billion Ugandan Shillings, and 58 million Indian Rupees.
Awards and Nominations
Faithia Williams has won several awards throughout her career, including the Best Indigenous Language Actress at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2014, the Best Actress at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in 2016, and the Best Supporting Actress at the City People Movie Awards in 2017.
In Conclusion, Faithia Williams is an accomplished actress, film producer, and director. With several awards and nominations to her name, she has contributed significantly to the growth of the Nigerian film industry. Despite the challenges she has faced in her personal life, she continues to inspire and entertain her fans both on and off screen.