Nigerian Actress Zainab Balogun Biography & Net Worth (See Details)

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Zainab Balogun-Nwachukwu is a Nigerian actress, model and television presenter. She began modeling at an early age after being scouted at 16. She has been featured in several international campaigns for different brands. 

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Zainab Balogun Background

Zainab Balogun was born on the 10th of October 1989, in London, to Nigerian parents, Mr and Mrs Balogun. She grew up in Clapham, South West London, with a large extended family. Zainab’s descent can be traced to Egba, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.

Zainab had her secondary education at Sacred Heart RC Secondary School. While in secondary school, she got interested in arts, so she participated a lot in talent shows and school plays.

After a while, she became a member of the school choir and eventually formed an R&B girl group with two of her friends. The group was called Regné (pronounced as reign).

Zainab also went to Christ the King Sixth Form College, where she completed her A-Level studies in Law, Psychology, English Language, and Literature.

After her A level studies, she went on to further her studies at the University of Kent, Medway and graduated with a Bachelor of Law degree (LLB).

Zainab Balogun is married to Dikko Nwachukwu, the founder of JetWest Airways.

Zainab Balogun Career

Premier Models Management discovered Zainab Balogun when she was 16 years old. As such, the beautiful actress became a model at the young age of 16.

As she blossomed in her modeling career, she got featured in both national and international campaigns with companies like the United Colours of Benetton (UK). She also walked the runway for the Arise Fashion Week, Lagos.

After graduating from Law School, Zainab started appearing in television shows like the BBC One’s Material GirlBollywood movie Cocktail, and The Charlatans by Ashley Waters. In 2011, Zainab featured as an extra on the set of the movie – The Dark Knight Rises. The movie was directed by the legendary Christopher Nolan of Hollywood.

As A Producer And Television Presenter

Zainab Balogun is a television presenter, who produces and hosts shows for EbonyLife TV, an entertainment television network. Before she started working with EbonyLife TV, she already had an online TV show – The J-ist TV show, which she co-founded with a friend. The J-ist TV show was an online entertainment series that showcased all the good things about African culture.

As a producer, Zainab has produced several shows, and movies including EL Now – a daily entertainment news show. EL Now showcases the latest in fashion, music, and arts. Zainab also used to co-host a daily hang-out talk show called The Spot, with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and Lamide Akintobi.

Zainab Balogun’s Television Series

  • The Charlatans Natalia – 2012

  • Material Girl – 2012

  • EL Now host, and Segment Producer – 2012        

  • The Spot – 2012               

  • Knock Knock – 2013

  • VHS: Music Artist Wannabe Skit – 2014  

  • Verdict – 2014 

  • Jumia TV host, and Associate Producer – 2014

  • Before 30 – 2015

  • TBA – 2015

Movies Of Zainab Balogun

  • The Dark Knight Rises – 2011

  • Cocktail Party Guest – 2012

  • A Soldier’s Story – 2015

  • The Wedding Party – 2016

  • Ojukokoro (Greed) – 2016

  • The Wedding Party 2 – 2017

  • The Royal Hibiscus Hotel – 2017

  • Sylvia – 2018

  • Chief Daddy – 2018

  • God Calling – 2018

  • Walking with shadows – 2019

Endorsements of Zainab Balogun

  • She is the brand ambassador of Lancome Nigeria.

  • Zainab Balogun is the first brand ambassador for Veet Nigeria.

  • Dove Nigeria endorsed Zainab Balogun as its brand ambassador.

  • She is an ambassador of Molped Nigeria, producers of Molflix Pampers.

Awards And Nominations Of Zainab Balogun

  • TV Presenter of the Year at the Exquisite Lady of the Year Awards (ELOY) – 2013

  • Sisterhood Awards named her as the TV Presenter of the Year – 2014

  • On-Air Personality of the Year at the All Youth Tush Awards – 2014

  • Sexist On-Air Personality at the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards – 2014         

  • Nominated at the Exquisite Lady of the Year Award (ELOY) for the TV Presenter of the Year – 2014

  • The prize for Acting at The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) – 2018

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Zainab Balogun’s Net Worth

According to Our Source, Zainab Balogun Net Worth Is Estimated $450,000.

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