Saidi was born on February 5, 1967, in Kwara State, North Central Nigeria but hails from Oyo State, Nigeria where he had his primary, secondary and tertiary education. He graduated from Kwara State Polytechnic (now Kwara State University) He began acting in 1978, when he presented his first television program titled "Youth Today" on NTA. He produced his first film titled City Girl in 1989 but had featured, produced and directed several Nigerian films. He has featured, produced and directed several Nigerian films over the years.
He was married to nollywood actress, Fathia Balogun but is now separated. He has two children Khalid and Aaliyah Balogun.