Why I Lied About My Age - Halima Abubakar

Why I Lied About My Age - Halima Abubakar

Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar, has finally revealed her real age and why she lied about it when joining the movie industry.

Why I Lied About My Age - Halima Abubakar
Actress Halima Abubakar

The actress, who had stirred up several controversies trailing her because of the age she initial claimed, revealed that she will be clocking 30 on Friday, June 12, 2015, as against the speculation within and outside the industry that she is either 33 or 35.

Read excerpts below:

Your birthday is Friday, June 12. What preparations do you have on ground in respect of that?

I don’t understand if there should be any preparations on that, please (laughs).  I am only planning to spend it with you guys.  So, get ready.  It’s going to be a birthday with the press. Nothing elaborate at all.  It’s going to be an avenue for media interaction where everybody will be free to ask me any question about my life and career, be it positive or negative.  No holds barred.

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What age exactly will you be celebrating?

I will be 30 on June 12, 2015.

But that’s incredible because a lot of people believe you’re more than that.  Some even said you’re 35.  How come you now say you’re just 30?

When you say the truth, people argue.  When you lie, they also argue.  But I have said the truth, and I really don’t know what to do again.  But when I came into Nollywood, I had to lie just to fit in because it’s an era of aunty, aunty.  And I was in JSS II then.  So, if people still can’t believe that I lied then just to fit in, that means they need a reality check.  I am proud of my age.

Are you serious?

But that’s the truth about my age.  Or are you the one who issued me a birth certificate?  I am 30 and I am proud of it.

The endowed actress recently talked about issues bothering on her last failed relationship and why she left her boyfriend.

Source: Legit.ng

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