Zainab Balogun Basic Information
|Actress, Model, Television Presenter
|Date Of Birth/Age:
|October 10, 1989 (34 Years Old)
|Place of Birth:
|Dikko Nwachukwu (m. 2018)
|LLB, University of Kent
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Zainab Balogun-Nwachukwu is a Nigerian actress, model, and television presenter. Balogun began modeling at an early age after being scouted at age 16 and has been featured in several international campaigns for different brands. She co-founded The J-ist TV, an online entertainment web series highlighting African culture and various topical issues. It features interviews with some top African personalities.
Balogun is a television presenter for the popular African entertainment television station EbonyLife TV. She currently co-hosts and produces the show, The Spot, EbonyLife TV’s leading talk show, with Lamide Akintobi. She is a presenter and associate producer on the teleshopping show Jumia TV.
Zainab Balogun was born in London, England, to Nigerian parents. She was raised with an extended family in Clapham, a district of South West London. She is an Egba and is of descent from a family from Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Zainab Balogun was born to Nigerian parents based in London, England. Her parents raised her in an extended family.
Not much is known about her father.
Balogun moved around a lot and spent most of her formative years growing up with relatives due to the nature of her mother’s work. She has spoken about having two mothers.
“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,”
Zainab Balogun has kept information about her siblings away from the public. She does not talk about them in interviews.
It is unknown if Zainab Balogun has brothers.
Balogun has not spoken about her sisters. She once celebrated a friend on social media and called her “sister.”
Zainab Balogun married Dikko Nwachukwu in May 2018. Dikko Nwachukwu is the founder of Jetwest Airways. Their traditional marriage happened on 13 May 2018 in Lagos, Nigeria. Named Nwachukwu Dienbo Olayinika Dikko Mohammed Chukwuneme, he had his early in the United Kingdom and later relocated to the United States. He later obtained an Economics and Political Science degree from the University of Massachusetts. He has been a staff in some top organizations in Nigeria, including Red Investments, Aero Contractors, and more. He also served as a Special Adviser in the investment and Trade sector of the Government of Abia State. His first wife, Funmi, died in 2015.
Zainab Balogun is the stepmother of her husband’s children, Eli and Ethan. She spoke about when the kids realized she was marrying their father. “I will never ever forget when we told them that we were going to get married. It was such a special moment. I remember they were sitting down and I was recording and I said to them that me and Daddy are thinking of getting married.. so how would you feel if I became your mum and we got married? It was so weird they burst into tears. They were so happy.”
Zainab is close to her step-children.
Zainab Balogun-Nwachukwu spends her time between Lagos, Nigeria, and London, England.
The exact estimate of Zainab Balogun’s net worth is unknown to the public. Neither she nor anyone on her team has announced it to the public.
Zainab Balogun does not share photos of her cars on social media.
Zainab Balogun does not share photos of her house on social media.
Zainab Balogun is one of Nigeria’s most famous actresses. She has starred in several popular films. They are listed below.
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)