STAR actress, Halima Abubakar has finally cleared the air on the controversy trailing her real age. She claimed she will just be clocking 30 on Friday, June 12, 2015, as against the speculation within and outside the industry that the Nollywood star is either 33 or 35.
However, the award winning thespian said she actually lied about her age when she wanted to join Nollywood some years back so as to fit in. She told ENCOMIUM Weekly this when we had a chat with her recently on the preparations for her birthday, which she said it’s only going to be a day with the press and nothing more.
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.
– TADE ASIFAT