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Fausat Balogun (Madam Saje) Biography: Education, Career, Family, Awards, and Net Worth

Balogun Fausat Abeni, who is popularly known as Madam Saje, is a renowned Nigerian actress who is very popular in Yoruba movies. She has featured in over 100 movies.

Early Life & Education

Fausat Balogun was born on February 13, 1959, in Ifelodun Local Government, Kwara State, Nigeria’s north-central region. She was born in Kwara State but raised in Lagos. Madam Saje received the majority of her education in Lagos State.


In the 1990s, Fausat Balogun began her acting career. The late Mashado’s Ijamodi Yoruba theater troupe, based in Lagos Island, Idumota, Lagos State, mentored her. Later, she gained more experience from seasoned film producer Rafiu Balogun, the Balogun Theater group’s leader.

Fausat Balogun made his outfield debut in the television show “Afonja,” which was created and broadcast by the Nigerian Television Network Authority (NTA) Channel 10 Production. Fausat Balogun rose to prominence after appearing in the 1979 television program “Abeni Ajagun,” which was produced by her husband Rafiu Balogun. She rose to prominence as a result of the film’s positive and well-received reviews.

Her fans began referring to her as Madam Saje, the character she played in the film, as soon as she began appearing in “Erin Kee Kee,” another comedy series. She was inspired to start her own production company as her professional expertise grew. “Alaroka,” directed by the late Prince Alade Aromire, was her first feature film. She then went on to star in “Oro Itan,” “Ebi Dapo,” and two other films.


Fausat Balogun’s arduous efforts and dedication to the advancement of Yoruba cinema were made known to City People Entertainment, and she was recognized for her contributions to the development of the film industry at the 2016 awards ceremony.

Personal Life

In 1979, Fausat Balogun married Rafiu Balogun, whom she met as a boss in the film industry. Afeez Balogun and Bintu Balogun are the couple’s two children. Her children were adults when she first rose to prominence. Both of her children have chosen acting as a career and have appeared in various Yoruba films.

Selected filmography

  • Abgara Obinrin
  • Adufe
  • Adun Ale
  • Akebaje
  • Alaimore
  • Alase Aye
  • Asepamo
  • Eepo
  • Eto Obinrin
  • Gbogbo Lomo
  • Ife Kobami
  • Ileri Oluwa
  • Imported Lomo
  • Irenimoyan
  • Itelorun
  • Iyawo Elenu Razor
  • Iyawo Ojokan
  • Kokoro Ate
  • Laba Laba
  • Ladigbolu
  • Langbodo
  • Leyin Akponle
  • Morenike
  • Moriyeba
  • Nkan Okunkun
  • O Ti Poju
  • Ogbun Aye
  • Ojo Ikunle
  • Oju Elegba
  • Okan Mi
  • Oko Mama E
  • Olaitan Anikura
  • Olasunkanmi
  • Ologo Nla
  • Olowo Laye Mo
  • Òmìn
  • Omo Elemosho
  • Omo Pupa
  • Omoge Elepa
  • Orisirisi (Kose Gbo)
  • Owo Onibara
  • Oyelaja
  • Salawa
  • Serekode
  • Tanimola

Awards & Recognition

She received a Special Recognition Award at the 2016 City People Entertainment Awards for her “outstanding contributions to the advancement of the filmmaking industry in Nigeria.”

Net Worth

According to different sources online, Fausat Balogun’s net worth is estimated at around $900,000.


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