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I Failed JAMB Several Times.. Fathia Balogun

Fathia Balogun

Nollywood actress, Fathia Balogun has disclosed that acting was never part of her dream, saying she had wanted to be a broadcaster, even though her father wanted her to be an accountant.

The actress stated that she could not achieve her dream because she could not pass her JAMB exams and as a result of staying at home for so long, her father had to give her the freedom of doing whatever she likes.

She also revealed that she had to give law a trial but could not cope because the extra work needed by law students in school.

Speaking with the Nation newspaper, she said, “After several attempts with JAMB, because my maths was poor, and coupled with the fact that I was staying too long at home, my father advised that I go on to do whatever pleased me.

So, I went to study diploma in Law at Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin. But that one too became too wide for me, the reading was getting too much. I left and travelled to the UK. By that time, I had been introduced to acting.

A brother and family friend introduced me to the late veteran actor, Kokonsari. Along the line, I met the likes of Dele Odule, Toyin Adegbola, the late Ireti Adekola and many others. But I started fully when I returned to Nigeria in 2000.”

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