Saheed Balogun (born on 5th February 1967; Age: 56 years old) is a Nigerian actor, filmmaker, and director who has an estimated net worth of $1.5 Million.
Saheed has been in the Nigerian entertainment scene for more than three decades and is best known for his roles in the Yoruba film industry. He has featured in several award-winning Nollywood movies, including Light In The Dark, Omo Emi, Outcast, Emuke, etc. In addition to gracing our screen with his unique acting skills, he is also a movie director and producer, endeavors that have earned him a considerable income.
How Old is Saheed Balogun?
Saheed Balogun is currently 56 years old. He was born on the 5th of February 1967 in the southeastern part of Nigeria, Enugu State but originally hails from Oyo State.
Saheed had his formative years in Enugu State, but it was not long before his parents moved to their hometown in Oyo State, and that was where he had the bulk of his early years. His parents raised him alongside his siblings.
Nothing much is known about Saheed’s family background or the identities of his parents and siblings. However, in November 2019, the actor took to his Instagram page to announce the death of his mother, Madam Jolaade Agbeke Ajimati-Balogun, whom he described as a mother to all. Fans and many celebrities flooded his comment section with sympathetic reactions and messages.
Young Saheed received both his primary and secondary school in Oyo State. Then, after that, he proceeded to Kwara State Polytechnic, which is now Kwara State University, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Statistics.
He Started Acting in 1978
Saheed officially started acting as an actor after he made his debut role in a TV program titled Youth Today, which aired on NTA. After he made the appearance, he gained public recognition and then landed his first movie role in 1989 in City Girls, wherein he played one of the major roles. Since then, Saheed has been enjoying a good spot in the limelight and has after many years grown to become one of the legendary and sought-after actors in Nollywood.
He has starred in numerous Nigerian movies both English and Yoruba, some of which he also produced and directed. His great skills and talents have made him a household name in the Yoruba film industry.
Significantly, Saheed Balogun has been recognized with awards and nominations. He is a recipient of the City People Movie Special Recognition Award for his success in the area of filmmaking. In 2012, he was nominated for the Nollywood Movie Award for the Best Lead Actor in an Indigenous Language, and in 2017 was nominated for the City People Movie Award for Yoruba Movie Personality of the Year (Male).
What is Saheed Balogun’s Net Worth?
As much as it is known, most parts of Saheed Balogun’s net worth came from his career as an actor, movie producer, and director. Thanks to his successful blockbusters, Saheed lives off an estimated net worth of $500,000 which is over N200 million naira.
According to some online sources, the Family On Fire actor charges between N300,000 and N500,000 per movie. Again, another impressive income source that undeniably summed up his net worth to the tune of $500,000 is an ambassadorial deal he has with ADRON, one of the largest and leading real estate companies in Lagos, Nigeria.
Who is Saheed Balogun’s New Wife after Fathia Balogun?
A few years after he divorced his wife, Fathia, Saheed Balogun is reportedly planning to walk down the aisle with Funke Tayo Sofowora, the first cousin of Oba Elegusi, a Lagos monarch. Even though some sources claimed that they are already married, there has been no single evidence to prove this claim.
Reports have it that the young woman in question has been with the actor since 2017, and they have been occasionally spotted together on a number of occasions.
A Look into Saheed Balogun’s Marriage and Divorce with Fathia Balogun
Despite being a successful actor, Saheed Balogun has been at the center of marriage rumors and controversies. He was allegedly married to his first wife, Sherifat, but the marriage unfortunately crashed. Actually, there are no details about his marriage with the woman as he had not made it to the limelight during that time. Also, it is not certain whether he officially married and divorced Sherifat.
On 7th September 2000, Saheed Balogun and Fathia Williams got married in a court wedding ceremony at the Ikorodu Marriage Registry, Lagos, Nigeria. Fathia Williams, a Delta State native, is a Nigerian actress, director, and producer. Sadly, after six years of being together, things went sour.
They went their separate ways in 2006 and officially got divorced after seven years in January 2014. The union produced two children; a son and a daughter. Fans and the general public were unexpectedly hit by the news of their divorce in January 2014. Regarding what led to the end of their marriage, some rumors and speculation claim that Fathia was cheating on Saheed, while some others claimed that the reverse was the case.
To date, the actual reason for their divorce remains undisclosed. To make matters more unclear, none of the ex-couple made a comment about their separation nor debunked or accepted the rumors.
Saheed Balogun Has Four Children From Two Different Women
Saheed Balogun is a father to four lovely children; Zinnat, Jamal, Khalid, and Aliyah. He fathered Zinnat and Jamal with his alleged first wife Sherifat and Khalid and Aliyah with Fathia Williams. Khalid was born on 11th July 2002, and Aliyu on 3rd April 2005. They are currently 20 and 17 years old respectively.
Besides celebrating them on their social media pages, the celebrity parents have continued to keep information about their children away from the spotlight, hence, not much is known about them.
Meanwhile, after many years of bearing grudges against each other, Saheed and his ex-wife Fathia decided to bury the hatchet and now maintain a cordial relationship. The two, during the graduation of their son Khalid from secondary school, were in attendance to celebrate with him. Also, they recently featured together in a movie titled Aje Oja. Though the children live with their mother, the ex-couple both have access to them.