BY ESE DIBEBI
Kano-born Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar was recently interviewed by Encomium Magazine. In the interview, the light-skinned actress revealed that her widely publicized seven-month depression was caused by her breakup with her boyfriend.
According to her, the breakup was caused by the absence of mutual trust between the pair and was contributed to, in part, by the press.
The graduate of Sociology then went on to describe the entertainment business as a den of rumour, gossip, envy, jealousy and “underground beefing.”
On the breakup and why she decided to hide it from the press, she said:
“People talk and lie a lot. And I wonder who believes those people. People like to talk and people like to listen. But then, you need to draw a line as to which one is a lie and which one is the truth. People should learn to tell the truth. If people tell me about somebody, I don’t know why the person is telling me. So, I will be very cautious of the person. And probably, I will cut off from the person because at the end of the day, what you are trying to do is to make me bitter and to make one look at another in a bad way. And I don’t want such a lifestyle because I am in the entertainment business where there are too many rumours, too many gossips, envy, jealousy and underground beefing. You’re praying for them to succeed while they are trying to bring you down.
Abubakar also admitted regretting confiding in some people she regarded as friends:
“Life is so funny, and looking back now, I feel so stupid crying on the shoulders of the wrong people because I had one or two friends in Nollywood that were around me when I was sick. And I am like Oh! My boyfriend and all that, crying. And they left and went to discuss the situation in another way. So, things like this and more made me wary of discussing anything with anybody. If I feel headache, I don’t need to tell anybody about it. I will just get a medication to take without anybody knowing.“