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Fathia wins Yoruba award, declares ‘I am Urhobo’

Actress Fathia (Balogun) Williams, 46, bagged the award for ‘Best Indigenous Language, Yoruba’ for her movie, Iya Alalake, at the 2015 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, and revealed that she was an Urhobo babe from Delta State, though proficient in Yoruba language.
The 2015 AMVCA was hosted at Eko Hotel Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos by Multichoice Nigeria, franchise owners and marketers of DStv in the country – a testimonial of how profitable the Nigerian TV market has been to the company since it was established in 1993 as a joint venture between Adewunmi Ogunsanya (lawyer and businessman) and MultiChoice Africa, a subsidiary of the Naspers Group (listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in South Africa).
Fathia was born on February 5, 1969 in Ukwara, Waterside Local Government of Delta State and attended Maryland Primary and Maryland Comprehensive High School both in Lagos, and Kwara State Polytechnic. She was married to actor and producer Saheed Balogun.
Her love life, even as a mother of two children for her ex-husband, has been controversial like most Nollywood stars’. Balogun sued her for bearing his name after years of either divorce or separation (not clear which), a move which many industry watchers claim is unreasonable since ‘Fathia Balogun’ is more of a stage brand than marital. “Besides, she is still single and is the mother of his children” a fellow actress at the AMVCA told HAMILTONSTYLE.
In 2012, Fathia had granted a press interview in which she had scoffed at her ex’s beef, saying: “My name is Fathia Balogun and it is going to remain Balogun; nobody can ever change that or stop me from answering that name.”


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