Why I keep my life private – Zainab Balogun opens up

Renowned Nollywood actress, Zainab Balogun opens up on her decision to maintain a private personal life and keep it separate from the public eyes.

The British-Nigerian actress made this known in a recent interview with media personality Chude Jideonwo.

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Notable Nollywood actress, Zainab Balogun. Credit: zainabbalogun / Instagram.

Zainab Balogun emphasized that having one’s private life exposed to the public can lead to various challenges and complications. She emphasized that compared to other celebrities who live for the gram, she is more of a traditional person.

In her words;

“It was a deliberate choice because I’m very conscious of the separation of power between the industry and myself, and when you dabble into all this without the consciousness of what the consequences are, it is quite problematic.

“My personal life is very personal. It’s not out for public consumption. That’s not my work, that’s my life.

“There are people who do not have issues with talking about how they spent a hundred thousand dollars on an outfit they wore to the AMVCAs. I would not be that person because there is not a lot of truth in that. I have to be conscious of my audience and the people I’m setting the pace for. It is a lie that nobody needs.

“So, I’m okay with giving you that which I’m okay with you criticising or having an opinion on, but I’m quite traditional, so my personal life is not for public consumption nor the opinions of others.”

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