June 10, 2015 – Fathia Balogun Williams: I’m Not Yoruba, I’m Urhobo From Okpara Waterside Delta State
Nollywood actress Fathia Balogun recently had a chat with Samuel Abulude of Leadership Nigeria.
In the short interview, the actress addresses rumour surrounding her ethnicity and other issues
See interview excerpts;
You mentioned that you were not a Yoruba after accepting your AMVCA 2015 movie?
They got it all mixed up. I didn’t finish my acknowledgement statement on stage. I said that though I was not Yoruba but I loved the culture and I’m proud of it hence I’m a Yoruba actress. I couldn’t have denied my people the Yoruba movie industry.
How have you been able to look radiant and beautiful over the years?
I take care of my skin. I do beauty treatment every month. My skin colour was inherited from my father. As you know, I’m Urhobo from Okpara waterside in Delta State.
Are you a snub as some people think?
Not at all! People who don’t know you and you don’t know them either, expect you to greet them because you are a celebrity. I don’t snub people. I love my fans. I may not be perfect as a human being, nobody is anyway. I was not brought up like that. I’m a respectful person. Because I don’t greet you or give you attention does not make me a snub. I get moody at times like you and other people do.
How would you describe yourself in three words?
I’m a God fearing person. Fathia is reserved as against what people think. Behind this figure and alluring personality is a shyness that only those who are close to me see. And above all, I’m an understanding person. If you give me your reasons why this is this and if it’s okay by me, I’ll accept. I’m not a difficult person. Ask people around me. Fathia is a nice person and that’s why people are always around me.