Popular Nollywood actress Halima Abubakar who reportedly have experienced the bitter side of tribalism in Nollywood, recently spoke out on the need for Nollywood film-makers to give actors from different tribes in Nigeria the opportunity to showcase their talents.
Nollywood Gist: Here's an old photo of Nollywood star actress Halima Abubakar before joining the Nigerian film industry and a recent picture of her now that she's a made woman. What do you think of her old look back then and her new look now?
Halima Abubakar photo back then Halima Abubakar photo now
Nollywood star actress Halima Abubakar in a recent interview speaks about her life growing up, marriage, lifestyle, and other personal information her enthusiastic fans desire to know as she journeys through her Nollywood career.
Beautiful Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar
Halima Abubakar is one Nollywood celeb who has experienced the ups and down's of the profession. The award winning actress who is also a graduate of sociology from the Bayero university, Kano recently celebrated her 10th year anniversary in Nollywood. In this recent interview with Tayo Gesinde, she speaks on growing up, her definition of style and why she isn't ready for marriage.
Excerpts from the interview below:
Halima Abubakar on Growing Up Growing up was tough, I had to start fending for myself at the age of 14. I worked at Salam Chicken, Bompai Road, Kano.
My salary was N3800 (Naira). We were however, contented because our mother showered us with love and affection. I went to a lot of schools; primary and secondary schools in Kano, Kaduna, Lagos and Kogi States but managed to finish at Army Day Secondary School, Bukavu Barracks, Kano. I then proceeded to Bayero University, Kano (BUK) where I studied Sociology. I also did my Masters there.
Reaction To Negative Press
I don't entertain such gossips but they get to write and sell papers. I cry for a while, powder my face then try to remain my positive self.
Definition of style Style to me is being comfortable in anything you wear, whether it is a rag, couture or African attire. It also means standing out from the crowd. I love being unpredictable, spontaneous. So, I just drag the first thing I see and off I go, cookie ain't I? I have never followed fashion trend, in fact, I think fashion police are looking for me because I break rules (laughs). Really, I define my style.
Oh! I am a Clarins lover, I love using water and Cocoa Butter in the morning and Clarins balm at night. I wash my face with water before anything and I shower three times daily. I have never done facials before but manicure and pedicure are a must for me. I love massage a lot, in fact, I over do it. Indian masseurs are the best and they are very affordable.
Choice of Accessories I love accessories a lot, I tend to go overboard when it comes to accessories. I indulge a lot in it, so I will give myself an "A" in accessories. When it comes to jewellery, I go for all; gold, silver, costume jewellery and beads. I can't go out without jewellery and that is why I buy them a lot. Same goes for rings and watches, I don't wear ear rings when I am not shooting or going for an event.
Favourite Designers For perfumes, I like Marc Jacobs, Victor and Rolf, Lovely by SJP, Tommy Girl by Tommy Hilfiger.
When it comes to clothes, I love high streets like H and M, Topshop, Baby Phat and Dereons. I also like coutures and my favourites are; Vivian Westwood, Chanel, Elle Saab, Zuhair Murad, Maqueen, and LV. My favourite designers for shoes and bags are Next, Chanel, Shoe Dazzle, Loubotins and Aldo.
Purple, pink, green, blue, rainbow patches and all bright colours. I am the president of colours. I block all.
Fashion icons Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Koutney Kadashian, Genevieve Nnaji, Rita Dominic, and Nike Oshinowo.
Most Expensive Item in Halima's Wardrobe
It is a Cerruti studded limited edition wrist watch given to me by my guy. Can't say the amount, but everybody knows that diamond is expensive.
Opinion on Skin Toning
If your skin is dirty clean it, but only if it is dirty! I love natural colours.
On Cosmetic Surgery I can never do it. God created us for a reason, and I believe it is important for one to age gracefully.
What I will like to change about myself
My dislike for high heels. I love to wear it because I am expected to. I buy them but only wear them when going for shoot or events. So sad.
Tattoo or Piercing Tattoo because I love it. My fans know where it is because it is not hidden.
Diet or Exercise
I eat right and I do diet but I don't do it as if my life depends on it because I love food. I also run or jog.
Opinion on Provocative Dressing
I used to dress provocatively but now am trying to be a role model, so, I now dress stylishly but responsibly and not to impress anyone.
What I Won't Be Caught Dead Wearing
See throughs and belly hanging clothes or clothes that set the boobs loose.
Halima on Hair and Nails
I love natural looking nails but painted with bold colours like yellow, pink and so on. For hair, I use lace wig or other wigs and I do didi when I am not working .
Special Treat When I want to pamper myself I sleep. For relaxation, I read.
Secret of beauty
No secret because I don't fuss over myself, so, I guess it is God.
Halima on Asset My eyes, it talks. It is definitely my eyes because it is not common.
Halima on Matrimony
Yes, I am in love, but it is my decision not to get married yet, especially when those who are in it are running out of it.
*End of Halima Abubakar interview*
Photos of Halima Abubakar
There are many sexy photos of Halima Abubakar online. When you do a Google search for Halima Abubakar Photos, many pictures online of the Nollywood actress will be displayed. Below are some of her photos we found online:
Is Halima Abubakar online?
Yes, Halima Abubakar is online (we'd like to think so). She has a twitter page @halimabubabakar with a brief info that says "MutipleAward winner/Nollywood star actress /humanitarian/mini mogul** *wat else urmmm yes na me #okbye".
Though there have been no updates on Halima's twitter account since Jan 27 2012, Nollywood actresses such as Chika Ike, Funke Akindele, including Chinedu Ikedieze (Aki), follows her, Nigeria Movie Network have gathered.
Is there a Halima Abubakar website?
So far so good, Nigeria Movie Network (NMN) have no confirmed website of Halima Abubakar, but we hope the aspiring Nollywood actress join the likes of Genevieve, Stephanie Okereke, Ini Edo, etc, who are branding themselves effectively on their respective websites.
Halima Abubakar has no website as of August 2012.
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As we previously reported about a Nigerian gay movie some days ago, Nollywood’s controversial producer and director, Dickson Iroegbu is set to create more controversies for himself by releasing a movie on homosexuals.
The movie, which has got a title called ‘Law 58′, is set to hit the market soon. The movie stars Kanayo O Kanayo, controversial actress, Halima Abubakar, Clarion Chukwuka and other actors.
Dickson, who once had a misunderstanding with Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN) president, Segun Arinze, initially contacted Desmond Elliot and Mike Ezuruonye for the film but they categorically rejected the offer to act in the film.
The movie, ‘Law 58′ tells the story of the practice of gay in our society. Not long ago, lawmakers in Nigerian passed a bill against the practice of same sex marriage in the country, putting a 14-year-jail term on those caught involving in the act.
Is the movie a no brainer and do you think it’s worth a production which constitute as a means of subtly propagating gay issues?
Popular Nollywood actress Halima Abubakar and family have finally join the host of others fleeing Kano, a northern state in Nigeria due to massive terror attacks and bombing by the notorious Boko Haram Islamic sect which have claimed thousands of lives in the northern region.
Halima and her family have lived in the northern state of Kano all their lives, they even have businesses there but because of insecurity in the north, and especially after the multiple bomb blasts last week, which we learnt came close to home, the actress has decided to relocate her family.
In April 2011, the building habouring Halima and her mother's bakery and restaurant, Godiya Confectioneries, was burned down during the riot that engulfed some parts of the north after the April 2011 elections.
We wish Halima and family safe journey as they relocate to a safe environment. Read more »
A Nollywood producer and director, Dickson Iroegbu is getting ready to release his latest movie called - 'Law 58', a movie about homosexuality in Nigeria and its consequences. The movie features Kanayo O Kanayo, Clarion Chukwurah, Halima Abubakar etc and will be released next month.
Dickson Iroegbu, Nollywood Producer
When asked why a movie about homosexuality, the producer replied:
When I saw the National Assembly debate on Gay Marriage, I thought it was prophetic because at the time, I produced the movie, we hadn’t engaged ourselves constructively on how to address the issue of gay. We pretended then as if it didn’t exist in our society. Not knowing that it was gradually eating into the fabrics of the society.
So, one saw it at that time and set out to discuss it via the tube. I may sound very judgmental about it but I have no apologies whatsoever. Homosexual is an evil act that our culture and religion as Africans prohibits, and so, speaking against it as a film maker is to re-echo what my society has been saying about the ugly practice.”
“At the time, I was shooting the movie, most of my colleagues frowned at the project because it was rumour then that some of them were involved in the act. I thought it was time to take a stand, given the fact that I was once called a gay, just to discredit my personality.”
“Today, I want the society to feel my purse differently, so that when the film is finally released into the market, they will be able to reconcile it with the Dickson Iroegbu they have known for several years. The world will also ascertain whether I’m a homosexual or not.
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