Zainab Balogun is a British-Nigerian actress, model, and television host, known for her work in Sylvia, Kofa, and Ojukokoro: Greed.
She has also appeared in shows like BBC One’s Material Girl, Bollywood movie Cocktail, The Charlatans by Ashley Waters, Before 30 and in the movie The Dark Knight Rises of a legendary director Christopher Nolan.
Zainab began her career as a model at a very young age of 16. And after acquiring a Law Degree, she started to appear in many shows.
Now, she co-hosts and produces the daily hangout talk show, The Spot with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and Lamide Akintobi for EbonyLife TV, an entertainment television network. She has also produced a daily entertainment news show for the latest in fashion, music, and arts called El Now.
She has become one of the richest and most influential actresses in Nigeria whose net worth has been estimated at around $450K.
Zainab Balogun Bio: Age, Family
Zainab Balogun, age 29, was born on 10 October 1989 in England. She holds Nigerian nationality and embraces Nigerian ethnicity. She is tall with a good height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.79 meters).
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When Zainab was young, she was raised by her relatives in a large extended family since her mother often had to move around for work.
Being a pretty face, Zainab managed to capture the attention of a few modeling companies that led her to be a model at a young age of 16. She got scouted by Premier Models Management to be a model featuring in international campaigns for several brands.
She even took part in talent shows, school plays, studied music and formed an R&B group called Regne during her early years.
Zainab received her education in A Levels in Law and Psychology, English language and Literature from Christ the King Sixth Form College. And later she graduated in a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Kent in Medway.
Zainab's Wedding With Husband Dikki Nwachukwu
Zainab remained quiet about her private life for a long time until she got engaged to her sweetheart, Dikki Nwachukwu. Dikki is a widower and a father of two, who is the Founder and CEO of JetWest Airways.
They got married on 13 May 2018 and held a traditional ceremony where the bride wore a colorful Aso Ebi.
Zainab Balogun's wedding with Dikki Nwachukwu on 13 May 2018 (Photo: bellanaija.com)
Their wedding was kept private, which was attended by close friends and family members. Also, many celebrities like Banky W with wife Adesua Etomi, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and wife Cynthia, OAP Toolz and husband, Tunde Demuren, Bolanle Olukanni, and many others attended the ceremony.
After the marriage, she went to Thailand with her husband for their honeymoon. And it's only reasonable for her fans to be on a lookout for a baby bump.
And even though the couple kept their ceremony away from publicity, they couldn’t escape from the curiosity of the fans.
So, in an interview with Ndani TV, Zainab revealed that she had met her husband through a mutual friend and also her husband's children liked her from the very first meeting.