She was born into an Islamic family in Kwara state. Her date and year of birth not known, but grew up in Kwara State of Nigeria.
Fausat had her primary and secondary education at the Islamic school in Kwara State where she obtained her first and secondary school certificates respectively. She has since remained a household name in the Yoruba movie industry.
Her Acting Career
Fausat Balogun started her acting career in 1975 and had since starred in several Yoruba movies. Some of her movies include:
• Okan Mi
• Oko Mama E
• Kokore Ate
• Oju Elegba
• Omoge Elepa
• Ologo Nla
• Ofo Ikunle
• Laba Laba
• Adun Ale
• Iyawo Ojokan and several others.
Fausat is very creative, skillful and highly talented Nollywood actress. She is gifted in interpreting roles in movies and she is known for playing motherly roles in most movies. Her style of acting is calm, cool and collected, loved and applauded by her numerous Yoruba fans.
Many have confessed that they have learnt a lot from this veteran actress who has been in the industry for over four decades now.
Fausat Balogun has been a strong pillar and pioneer of Nollywood, with lots of contributions to the growth and development of the movie industry. She is indeed a living legend.
Fausat has earned herself a name “Mama Saje” in 1990 television series “Erin Kee Kee”, a name that has lived with her to this day.
Fausat latest Yoruba movie “Salubata” released in 2019 is currently making waves in the Yoruba movie industry.
Her Personal Life
Fausat got married to her long time friend and colleague in the industry, Rafiu Balogun. The marriage is blessed with grown up children who are presently successful in different fields of human endeavours.
Recently, it was reported that this Nollywood superstar has converted from Islam to Christian, and is currently a tele-Evangelist reaching out to people to accept Christ in their lives.
Fausat Balogun is a recipient of a Special Recognition Award at the 2016 edition of the City People Entertainment Awards.
Her Net Worth
Fausat Balogun has remained active and relevant in the Yoruba movie industry, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $1 million dollars.