Born in Kano , Nigeria Halima Abubakar is one of Nigeria’s finest acting talents. Halima spent her early years in Kano and Kogi states attending several primary schools in the process.This graduate of Bayero University kano, has a degree in sociology from the same University.Having starred in several movies and clinched several awards like City people’s Best actress 2011,The Afro Hollywood award in London as best supporting actress,Actors Guild Icons Award,Global leadership award,and a nomination from Best of Nollywood awards,Best actress HITV Seasoned award,and recently bagged The best actress award at THE EMINENT award powered by News Of The People, coupled with being a Kogi state youth Ambassador, Halima today has become a force to reckon with becoming a role model to youngsters who desire to pursue her passion. But not so many people know her journey to stardom wasn’t a bed of roses. It was her perseverance and passion for her profession that eventually saw her through. In her words:’ Breaking through Nollywood was like passing through a needle! Very difficult and stressful, but I knew where I was heading. I just kept telling myself to be focused and push harder’.Halima represents a new breed of young Nigerians who have made their marks through their God given talents, and her story is indeed an inspiration to youngsters who wants to make the difference.And like an excellently written movie script, she is acting out her life’s passion, becoming the star in her life’s movie and the new headliner worth talking about.
"I have been shooting movies in Owerri and Awka but I have not been to any location in Asaba this year. I have been to Enugu three times and now I am shooting in Lagos. I am doing a documentary about bullying. You can call it my pet project. It won’t be more than 40 minutes because we don’t intend to waste anyone’s time.
Because I have been bullied for most part of my childhood and adolescent years. I want to focus on this because a lot of people are scared to speak-up maybe because of threats. These things are serious; parents need to talk to their kids to find out about this especially kids in boarding schools. It is not as rosy as it seems.
I am inspired by things that has happened to me in my life to put them in writing and pictures. It is just a subject that I like. We don’t always have to do romance all the time. And whether we admit it or not, bullying is one of the reasons so many people do what they are not supposed to do. Some go into smoking weed just for self-worth among peers especially to prove a point to bullies.
While I was in primary and secondary schools and all the way to my career in Nollywood, most of my friends have exploited my being quiet in a very disrespectful manner. Perhaps, because one is not a star or don’t have what they possess and because of this, they don’t think you belong to whatever class they have. I have been through this from fellow actors especially the female ones. When I look back, I can’t fathom what I have put up with in the name of friendships. But seriously shame on them for making another human being like them feels worthless.
I have no fear about saying this; will they come and beat me for this? I am sure some of them will think that I am mentioning names but I am not here to do that. I am sure when they see the movie I am doing now, everybody will know their characters. People will never come out and say this but when I come out to talk, they would say whatever. Bullying can come in different forms.
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Posted By: TellmeToo |
6/24/13 2:50 PM
Whatever form of bullying comes around we need to protect others from it and guide the bully as well as the victim
Posted By: ThePower143 |
6/26/13 2:39 PM
The best advocates for bullying are the ones who suffered from it growing up