Why I Lied About How Old I Am – Halima Abubakar


Nollywood actress Halima Abubakar has been the subject of a lot of talk recently as she has said she will just be clocking 30 on Friday, June 12, 2015. Many have said that she’s lying about her age and suspect she’s more around 35 than 30.

In an interview earlier this week she explains why there is that misconception and why she lied about her age when she was much younger

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.

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.

Not sure exactly what to be believe actually. LOL.

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