The AMVCA Yoruba actress of the year and mother of three, Faithia Balogun Williams in a new interview with The Nation newspaper, opened up on her youthful look, her movie roles and why being fat is not good for her career.
See excerpts below:
I don’t like being fat. And for my career, it is not good to be unnecessarily fat. But aside from these, I mind what I consume despite the fact that I am not a food freak. I try to be in shape.Everything is about self-discipline; I have always loved to be slim. And I believe that you need to be smart at whatever you do.
On still acting young school girl roles at her age
Well, to God be the glory. Maybe that is one of the reasons why I have laboured to maintain this slim stature. Though I love to play whatever role that is given to me, but I sincerely don’t want to start playing aged roles for now. For instance, in my recent movie, I played the role of a 50-year-old, and I did it perfectly. It was a movie that I produced myself. It is entitled Iya Alalake, a comedy. It is the first time that I would be doing a movie like that and it was a good experience for me.
On speaking good Yoruba despite not being a Yoruba
I was born in Enugu, but was brought to Lagos at age two. My father was a policeman, so wherever he was posted to, we went with him. Lagos was his last station, so we lived in Lagos ever since then. With all your achievements, do you still have any regret?
Sure, I have. I am not happy that I did not finish my education properly. Sincerely, I would have loved to finish my education, get to do my Masters and PhD. But I will still love to go back to school to complete what I could not do when I was younger.
Meanwhile her daughter, Aaliyah turned 10 yesterday. See her newly released photos below.
birthday my sugar crunch, my chocolata, my heart beat, my mimi, my
confidant, Faithia’s photocopy, Ayomi, idunnu mi, alabaro mi, olowori mi
ALIYA ABEBI BALOGUN. Allah will bless u abundantly, today will mark d
beginning of success, glory, breakthrough, peace and abundant blessings
for u okomi. Mummy loves u like kilode.” Faithia captioned the photos