Young and beautiful Zainab Balogun, is a popular Nigerian actress, model and television presenter known for the talk show ‘The Spot’ alongside Ebuka Obi Uchendu.
Zainab started her career as a model after being discovered by Premier Models Management at the of 16.
She’s quite a delight to watch on screen, but why don’t you read to know more about her profile, background, marriage and more.
Early Life & Background
Zainab Balogun was born on October 10, 1989 in London, England to a Nigerian parents where she was raised with large extended family in Clapham, a district of South West London.
Zainab is originally a native of Abeokuta in Ogun state and had attended Sacred Heart RC Secondary School for her secondary education.
She also attended Christ the King Sixth Form College where she completed her A Levels in Law, Psychology and English Language & Literature. She obtained a Bachelor of Law degree at the University of Kent in Medway.
Zainab began as a model at the age of 16. After obtaining her law degree, she stated to appear in shows such as BBC One’s Material Girl, Bollywood movie Cocktail and The Charlatans by Aashley Waters.
Balogun is also a television presenter and host shows for the entertainment television network, EbonyLife TV. She has produced shows such as EL Now, a daily entertainment news shows for the latest in fashion, music and arts. She also host a daily hang out talk show ‘The Spot’ alongside Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and Lamide Akintobi.
Personal Life, Marriage
Balogun who often splits her time betwen England and Nigeria, got married on May 13, 2018, to the founder and CEO of JetWest Airways, Dikko Nwachukwu.
As an actress, Zainab has starred in numerous movies such as:
- The Dark Knight Rises
- The Wedding Party
- The Royal Hibiscus Hotel
- A Soldier’s Story
Awards & Nominations
Zainab Balogun has won quite a lot of awards whcih include:
- TV presenter of the year at Exquisite Lady of The Year Awards (2013)
- TV Presenter of the Year at Sisterhood Awards (2014)
- On-Air Personality of the Year at All Youth Tush Awards (2014)
- Sexiest On-Air Personality at Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards (2014)
- Prize For Acting at The Future Awards (2018)
You can reach Zainab Balogun on Instagram @zainabbalogun and Twitter @zainab_Balogun