Faithia Williams Biography
Faithia Williams was born on February 5, 1971. Faithia, a Delta state native was born into a nine-member polygamous family. In Lagos, Faithia attended Maryland Primary School and Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School. In Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School, she earned her West African School Certificate. She then pursued a diploma certificate at the Kwara State Polytechnic. In 2016, Faithia was accepted to Olabisi Onabanjo University to study filmmaking
|Real Name:||Fathia Akorede Adunni Williams|
|Age||February 05, 1969|
|Place of Birth:||Lagos|
|Occupation:||Actress, Movie Producer, Director, and Entrepreneur|
Early Life, Childhood and Education
Fathia Balogun Williams was born in Ikeja, Lagos State but is from Okpara, Delta State. Her birthdate is February 5, 1969. Mr. and Mrs. Williams are Fathia’s parents, who come from a polygamous family.
Fathia Balogun Williams went to Maryland Primary School and Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School in Lagos State. She then attended Kwara State Polytechnic and graduated with a Diploma Certificate in Law.
Fathia used to work as a general receptionist at Chips Bit & Bit, a computer company on Toyin Street in Ikeja, Lagos, earning N5,000 per month.
Fathia Balogun Williams though a successful actress, has never had a dream of becoming an actress. Faithia at first dreamt of being a Lawyer but since she could not cope with the rigorous load for law students, she backed out.
The actress stated that she was unable to fulfill her dreams due to her inability to pass the JAMB exams, and as a result of an extended stay at home, her father was forced to give her the freedom to do whatever she wanted.
She was fortunate to be featured by Alhaji Fatai Teniola after she was unable to meet her dreams. She has since become not only a well-known actress, but also a film producer and director.
Faithia became an actress by chance. Faithia’s uncle, Alhaji Fatai Teniola, asked her to stand in for an actress that failed to show up in one of the productions of their movie. Faithia performed very well and since then, she has been flying higher than expected.
Williams played her first role in the film title “Ta lo pa chief”.
Fathia Williams has received several awards for her outstanding performance in the industry, including:
- Most Outstanding Actress Indigenous (2008)
- AMVCA Best Local Language Yoruba (2015)
- City People Movie Special Recognition Award (2016)
- Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Actress (2016)
- City People Movie Award for Best Actress of the Year (Yoruba, 2017)
She has acted in several movies, some of which are:
- Aje Metta 1 and 2
- Teni Teka
- Oma Ale
- Eku Eda
- My woman
- The Market place
Fathia Balogun Williams married her heartrob, Saidi Balogun, in the 1990s, and the couple had two children, Khalid Balogun and Aaliyah Balogun, a boy and a girl. Later, it was speculated that the couples had split up, but Fathia denied the rumors, insisting that they were still together.
Faithia Williams and Saidi Balogun ended their marriage in 2006 but officially divorced in 2014. Faithia, however, kept her husband’s surname till 2017 before changing it to her maiden name, Williams
To further complicate the rumor, on July 2019, Fathia Williams and her husband, Saidi Balogun acted closely together in a movie directed by Fathia Williams titled “The market place,” which further clarifies the rumor, and even as the couples are not together, they are still best of friends.