5 things to know about Halima Abubakar, Nollywood actress who exposed Apostle Suleman’s alleged sexual affairs

A brief search on social media and celebrity came up close and personal with the graduate of Sociology of the Bayero University and a native of Obangede in Kogi State. An Egbira lady by tribe, Halima, who was brought up in Kano, speaks Hausa fluently and can speak and write in her native tongue, Egbira.

Born under the star sign Gemini, with the qualities of being very strong-willed, Halima star of critically acclaimed Nollywood movies such as ‘Gangster paradise’, ‘Secret evil’, ‘The only daughter’, ‘Fake doctor’ made her debut in the movie by Ernest Obi tiled ‘Sabotage’.

If Halima felt on top of the world featuring in ‘Sabotage,’ she probably felt she had reached cloud nine, when she was cast as a lead actor in ‘Gangster Paradise,’ a movie that was reputed to have sold in excess.

Even Halima alluded that it was playing one of the five young girls of the underworld in that action thriller that shot her to limelight. Described by close friends as a happy person, but who could also be ‘aggressive’ and ‘very impatient,’ especially when she has to get a task done. In this interview, Halima spoke on a number of issues particularly what has been happening to the humble and cultured actress of many credits.

Halima Abubakar was born on the 12th of June 1985 in Kano state, there are no details of who her parents are, but they are natives of Kogi state.

She is the third child in her family and had her childhood in the northern part of Nigeria. Halima Abubakar is a Nigerian by birth and celebrated her 36th birthday in June 2021.


Halima Abubakar had her primary education at Ideal primary school in Kano and her secondary school education, after which she proceeded to Bayero University, Kano, where she bagged a degree in sociology.


Halima Abubakar joined the Nigerian movie industry in 2001 and started attending auditions that same year.


After a while, she landed her first role, which was a minor cast in a movie titled “Rejected.” Despite the fact that it was a minor role, it paved the way for her to land her first major role in the movie “Gangster Paradise,” which brought her to the limelight.

Ever since then, Halima Abubakar has remained in the spotlight and has acted in more than 100 movies. See some of the movies she has acted in below;

  • Slip of Fate
  • Tears of a Child
  • Secret Shadows
  • Gangster Paradise
  • Area Mama
  • Men in Love (film)
  • Love Castle


Some of the awards to Halima Abubakar’s name include Afro Hollywood Best Actress Award, Actors Guild Icons Award, Global Leadership Award, Best Actress Award at the Eminent Awards, Best Actress Award at City People Entertainment Awards, Kogi state Youth Ambassador.

Aside from acting, Halima Abubakar is also an executive producer and made her debut in the movie, Mistresses.

Halima Abubakar is also into the music industry as she own a firm known as Morehouse Entertainment, which is a music label and talent management firm.

The Kano born actress also has an NGO named ‘Halima Abubakar Foundation for the Poor’, with the focus on helping people who lack food.

Personal Life

Halima Abubakar, in 2017 had a major fibroid surgery in India. She was in a coma for three days in March 2018 and used to be a close friend of popular actress Tonto Dikeh.

The Kano born actress has a man in her life but has chose to keep him away from the media, she has a daughter who was born in 2020.

Net worth

Halima Abubakar is reportedly worth between $1-5 million.

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