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Halima Abubakar: “I am a Lady, Yes I Have Been Sexually Harassed” – Movie Star on Nollywood & Acting Nude

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Halima Abubakar gets personal.

In an interview with Vanguard, the Nollywood star speaks on Nollywood, acting nude and her career goals.

We often hear of stories that both young and established female actresses have been sexually harassed by their colleagues, but most of them choose not to speak on the issue.

When asked if she has been sexually harassed since she started acting, Halima who describes herself as a “simple girl next door” says “Won’t I be lying if I say nobody has harassed me? I’m a lady. It’s totally untrue when people say they’ve never been harassed.”

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On how she has been able go through it – It might come in the form of “toasting”. I wasn’t “blocked” now. While some will just tell you to your face. As a woman you have to respect yourself and set boundaries regardless of what people think. Some people think that sleeping with someone will give them what they’re looking for, but it doesn’t. That’s the way I see life. You are not supposed to do anything (engage in a sexual relationship)

So what I do is, I look at the person’s face and tell him this is wrong, because I’m sure that aside from me, he will harass another person. The only easy way is to disgrace the person so that he will be shy to do that to the next person.

So you really disgrace the person? – Of course . My dear, I’m not there to joke, neither am I there to be rude to anybody. But you know, you meet some very rude people that don’t know how to talk. So when you meet such people, you just give it back to them. You raise your voice and embarrass them, they won’t try it again.

On acting nude – She may play sultry characters on the big screen, but don’t expect Halima to be flaunting her derriere anytime soon, she says a big “NO” to it

On if she’s ever dated someone in Nollywood – Definitely. Am I a child? I have and I’m not lying about it.

On if she’ll stop acting – Yes, I won’t act forever. I’ll go behind the cameras. I’m not one of those actors that will say I’m good in every way or that I must be in every movie that I produce. I don’t have to be. I’ll take the free time I have when I’m free.

On her role models – Well, I love Angelina Jolie because of how wonderful her heart is. She’s human and I see her as flawless. She’s one person I look up to. In Nollywood, I admire a lot of people.

On where she draws Inspiration – I just pray. I don’t draw inspiration from anyone.

 For more on the interview, click HERE

13 Comments

  1. Hurperyermie

    August 16, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    okay

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  2. seki

    August 16, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Lol….why do some of these actress give interview like their fighting with someone. Sounds very aggressive?

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    • bell dama

      August 16, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      i taya o…

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  3. Nonhlanhla

    August 16, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    like really now…. i would rather reserve my comment.

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  4. Vanessa

    August 16, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Noted, Halima.

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  5. fuxzyus

    August 16, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Honestly! she does sound very aggressive. no be fight o

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  6. Ochuko

    August 16, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Shooooo……who dey fight with am???? na wa o.

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  7. mujer casada

    August 17, 2013 at 3:12 am

    the hair in pix 1 sha. Halima, you are one of those less is more people. big hair makes you look like a sorceress and not in a good way.

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  8. Hajo

    August 17, 2013 at 5:21 am

    Halima, you are too local. Go and brush up before granting an interview pls.

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  9. EBA and FUFU

    August 17, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    the interview was very aggressive! haba! it seemed like she wanted to get up and box the interviewer.

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  10. marian

    August 18, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Nice interview halihajo hope u clean doe? she is straight forward..

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  11. hallima

    August 18, 2013 at 12:18 am

    You right maria.tot she was arrogant but she is open.i hope you dont change when you hit millions o?madam remain down to earth please.i school in enugu

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  12. Meena

    August 19, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Mschew

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