Actress shaves hair for movie "Shola Arikusa"

Fathia Balogun went bald for the first time 15 years ago, for her movie "Makomi."

 

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Titled "Shola Arikusa,"  the movie is directed by Okiki Afolayan, and stars Balogun alongside Yinka Quadri, Femi Adebayo, Odunlade Adekola, Toyosi Adesanya, amongst others.

Speaking to Naij on why she agreed to shave the hair, the actress said “when I was approached by the director that my role will require me to scrap off my hair totally, I did not think about it twice before I agreed to playing the role since it’s what I have done before. I am a trained actor who can interpret roles and that I am doing on this project too.”

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This is not Fathia's first time of shaving her hair. She went bald in 2005 for her self produced movie "Makomi."

Other Nollwood actors to go bald for a movie role include Ivie Okujaye, Eve Esin, Oge Okoye, Mercy Johnson, Chika Ike, among others.

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