Actress Halima Abubakar in this interview tells Nollywood Reel about her life and success story
What do you think about the successive deaths plaguing Nollywood for the past three years?
I believe everything has a time and we all will not live forever. The prayer is for us to live longer than our parents or our grandparents but I’m not going to say if the deaths are natural or not. All we need to do is keep praying to be alive. Prayer is the key and there is nothing prayers cannot do. When someone dies, I believe it is his/her time. I was brought up to believe that anything that happens happens for a reason.
What is your daily routine?
If I am not busy, I sleep all the day or watch films. Basically, I like to keep to myself and to concentrate. I am not a party freak, so I don’t go out if it is not very important.
Is there anything you can’t do without?
I can’t do without reading; even by 2am, I read, and of course, my phone.
How do you describe yourself?
I don’t try to ‘form’, don’t do unnecessary make up to look good on the screen. I am a simple person on and off the screen, I take my job seriously. When I’m asked to act like a village girl, I would do it. Whatever they need in a movie, I give it to them at least 90 per cent.
How have you been able to establish yourself as one of the most prominent and consistent Nollywood actresses?
I think it is hard work, perseverance and patience. I am a very patience person because I knew a time will come when my services would be needed in the industry, so I prayed so hard and I overlook a lot of things. Patience made me to be where I am now. I worked so hard for everything and God almighty gave me something to smile about.