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.
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 Girl, Bollywood 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
Zainab Balogun’s Net Worth
According to Our Source, Zainab Balogun Net Worth Is Estimated $450,000.