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Zainab balogun: Age, Biography & Profile

Zainab balogun: Age, Biography & Profile

Zainab balogun: Age, Biography & Profile

Zainab Balogun is a nollywood actress, model and tv presenter. She is a tv presenter for EbonyLife TV, an entertainment television station, for which she currently co-hosts and produces The Spot, the channel’s leading talk show, with Lamide Akintobi. Zainab also appears as a presenter and associate producer on Jumia TV. Zainab is married to Dikko Nwachukwu who is the founder of Jetwest Airways.

EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION

Zainab Balogun was born 10 October 1989 in London to Nigerian parents, where she was raised with a large extended family, in Clapham, a district of South West London. She is an Egba, and claims descent from a family from Abeokuta, Ogun State. Due to the nature of her mother’s work, she moved around a lot and spent most of her formative years growing up with relatives.

She attended Sacred Heart RC Secondary School. She attended Christ the King Sixth Form College where she completed her A Levels in Law, Psychology, and English Language & Literature. She then attended the University of Kent in Medway where she received a Bachelor of Law degree (LLB).

CAREER

Zainab balogun: Age, Biography & Profile

Her interest in the arts began with her regularly taking part in talent shows and school plays. She studied music and eventually went on to join the school choir and later formed an R&B girl group with two friends called Regné (pronounced “reign”).

Zainab worked as a model after being scouted by Premier Models Management at the age of 16. After obtaining her law degree, she began to appear in shows such as BBC One’s Material Girl, Bollywood movie Cocktail (2012), and The Charlatans by Ashley Waters. She soon found herself on set with legendary director Christopher Nolan in 2011 for the film The Dark Knight Rises, which she describes as an “unforgettable experience”. She has been featured in several international campaigns for different brands. She co-founded “The J-ist TV”, an online entertainment web-series that highlights African culture and a range of topical issues; the series features interviews involving some of Africa’s top personalities.  She is currently joined by Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and Lamide Akintobi on The Spot, a daily hang-out talk show.

MOVIES SHE HAS FEATURED IN

  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Cocktail
  • A soldier’s story
  • The Wedding Party
  • Ojukokoro
  • The Wedding Party 2
  • The Royal Hibiscus Hotel
  • Sylvia
  • Chief Daddy
  • God Calling

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