In a recent interview, popular Yoruba actress, Fathia Balogun, talks about how the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) assisted her in attaining a successful career.
The gorgeous woman, who was once married to her colleague and actor Saheed Balogun had had quite a number of hitches in her personal life after separating with her him in 2004. However, she remains one of the most reputable and sort after Yoruba actresses in Nigeria.
According to the 47-year old “Iya Alake,” actress, no Nollywood actor or actress should say AGN has not helped them in any way as she is a testimony of their help.
“AGN has helped my career in so many ways, because I am proud to say I am a member of it,” she said. “I have done so many productions through them. I have been to so many places through them with the help of my friend Ibinabo Fiberesima. So, I will say AGN has done a lot in my life,” Fathia Balogun said.
“What I tell the upcoming actors is ‘focus.’ So for anyone to say AGN has not done anything for them, that is funny. Because, if you keep to your procedure, going to where you are supposed to be at the right time, you know what you want to do, and you know what it is going to do for you.”
Fathia Balogun has starred, produced and directed several Nigerian films over the years, they include ‘Farayola,’ ‘Aje Metta, ‘Awawu,’ ‘Iranse Aje’ and many others. In 2008, she won the Africa movie Academy Award for the Most Outstanding Actress Indigenous. Also, her movie Iranse Aje won the best indigenous film of the same year. In 2015 Africa-Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards AMVCA, she also won the Best Indigenous Language: Yoruba award for the work done in the film Iya Alalake.