It is a known fact that Nigerian celebrities and entertainers world-wide, flaunt their wealth on social media.
But for veteran actress, Halima Abubakar, it is a different thing entirely, as she stated that she is different from her ‘colleagues” who like to flaunt their wealth. She disclosed that other actors do that a lot, and because she is different, people tend to underrate her, including her colleagues.
In an interview with Saturday Beats, she said, “People do that a lot (look down on me), including my colleagues, because I’m humble and friendly. I get a bit hurt at times because I’m human and blood flows through my veins. But when things like that happen, I usually go mute and allow the person to be stupid.
“I consider those that troll me to be jobless. I think they need to take their lives more seriously. Nobody can take (away) my happiness. They did that 10 years ago and I ended up being sad for seven years for no reason. But I won’t be dragged into such nonsense drama again.
“People like fake things – they like to see one living a fake life and sharing it online. But that’s not the kind of life I want to live. I just want to be free. I wouldn’t go out of my way to be fake in order for people to like me.”
And on her life in the industry, the Kogi State-born thespian pointed out that there were too many fake smiles in the industry.
“I don’t know who my friends in the industry are anymore; they all have pretentious smiles even though it’s not peculiar to the movie industry. Everywhere, one would see people with fake smiles and I’m not interested in that,” she said.
She added, “I can call Eucharia Anunobi a big sister because she advises me. Also, I have people who love me and can fight for me, even when I’m not there. Calling someone a friend entails a lot. I take my family members as my friends.
“On Instagram, I congratulate my colleagues, even if they are not my friends. I like to hear good news and see good things. I’m a lovely person but I don’t understand the ‘beef’ (some people have with me). Uche Elendu and Uche Ogbodo are my friends and colleagues.”
The gifted actress, stressed that it isn’t proper for celebrities to fight or say relevant things on social media.
“I don’t go on social media to say irrelevant things or fight anyone. It’s just unfortunate that a lot of people misunderstand me. But on the flip side, if everybody is praising me, I might not see the faults in anything. However, I know what is good and what is bad and I appreciate people being truthful.” She said.