Fausat Balogun Cries Out For Help!!!

Veteran Yoruba actresses, Fausat Balogun, popularly known as Madam Saje, has cleared the air on the perception most people have about luxurious lifestyle of  stakeholders in the movie industry. According to her there is hardship in Nollywood as she voiced out to Nigerians on the financial crisis affecting the movie industry.

Below is what she said during an interview about challenges facing the Nollywood Industry; “Our leaders should have mercy on us.

There is suffering in Nollywood. I just pray that God will make them have good thoughts towards us. If we are treated the way actors are treated in western countries, you can imagine where we would be.

The only thing keeping many of us here is the passion we have for the job. If not for that, some people would have resorted to selling wares at Oshodi. There are no structures in place and pirates are also dealing with us.

“As for me, I have spent over 45 years in this industry; so, it is something that is already part of me. I cannot readily change to do another thing. However, I am happy that I don’t beg to eat and I am able to do things that my peers engage in.”

On what she thinks about some young actresses who engage in ‘prostitution’ in order to live glamorous lives, Madam Saje said, “I can only speak for myself. I cannot say anything about what people do in their private moments. However, if the industry is buoyant, there wouldn’t even be mention of things like this. It is because of the hardship in the sector that some people engage in untoward acts.”

Fausat Balogun Age

Fausat Balogun is 59 years old.

Fausat Balogun Early Life

Fausat Abeni Balogun (known as Madam Saje) was born on February 13th, 1959 in Ifelodun, Kwara state, Nigeria. She is a veteran Nigerian actress and producer. Fausat grew up in an Islamic home in Kwara state where she also had her education.

Fausat Balogun Career

Fausat has been into movie production since 1975 and has starred in over 80 movies, mostly in Yoruba language. She made a name for herself when she starred as Mama Saje in a 1990 television series titled Erin Kee Kee.

Some of the movies she has featured in include; Nkan Okunkun, Adufe, Leyin Akponle, Laba Laba, Itelorun, Omo Elemosho, Iyawo Ojokan, Ife Kobami, Gbogbo Lomo, Asepamo, and Eto Obinrin.

Fausat Balogun Personal Life

Fausat is married to the actor Rafiu Balogun who was her boss before they got married. Her eldest son, Afeez Adio, is a director and her youngest daughter, Bintu, is an actress. A former Muslim and Alhaja, she dumped her Islamic faith for Christianity in 2016. She is now an evangelist.

Fausat Balogun Awards

The actress was bestowed a Special Recognition Award for her remarkable contributions to the growth of the movie industry in Nigeria during the 2016 edition of the City People Entertainment Awards.

Fausat Balogun Net Worth

Fausat Balogun is estimated to have a net worth of about $950,000

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