Biography of Halima Abubakar | Age | Illness | Career

Halima Abubakar (born June 12, 1985) is an award-winning Nollywood actress, model, television personality, entrepreneur and philanthropist. She became famous after her first movie, titled “Sabotage.“She was a recipient of the Best Afro-Hollywood Actress Award in 2011.

Biography of Halima Abubakar |  Age |  Illness |  Career

Biography of Halima Abubakar

Full name :

Halima Abubakar

Date of Birth :

June 12, 1985

Place of birth :

Kano State, Nigeria

State of origin:

Kogi State, Nigeria

Foster mother:

Bayero University


Actress, Producer, Entrepreneur

Record company :

Modehouse Entertainment

Active years :


Social media handles:

Instagram: halimabubakar
Twitter: @halimabubakar

Youth and education

Halima was born on June 12, 1985 in Kano State, in the northern part of Nigeria. She is originally from Ebira ethnic group from Kogi State, Nigeria. She had her primary and secondary school in Kano State, where she attended the Ideal Primary School in Kano State. After graduating from high school, she studied sociology at Bayero University, Kano State.


In 2001, Halima Abubakar started working in the Nigerian film industry and started auditioning. After some time, she was chosen for her first role, which was a small part of the film “Rejected.” Despite the fact that it was a small role, it helped her get her first major role, which helped her gain fame, in the movie “The Gangsta’s Paradise.” Halima Abubakar has starred in over 100 films since then and has continued to be in the public eye.

Halima Abubakar, who made her acting debut in the film Mistresses, is also an executive producer in addition to being an actress. Halima Abubakar is also involved in the music world as she owns Morehouse Entertainmenta label and talent management company.

The Halima Abubakar Foundation for the Poor, an NGO founded by the Kano-born actress, focuses on helping those who are hungry.

Private life

She is married, which she kept a secret from the public in 2018, and her marriage is blessed with a child, born in 2020. The actress once admitted that she dated someone from Nollywood in an interview with Vanguard. She kept the identity of the lucky one a secret, despite revealing that she was a virgin, until 2018. She only finds inspiration in prayer and nothing else. Halima likes to nap and avoids smoking and nightclubs.

The actress claimed she had been suffering from depression for almost seven months. In April 2018, she revealed that in 2017 she spent several days in bed due to complications after fibroid surgery in India and in March 2018 she spent three days in a coma. She claimed that although her family believed she was dead, God intervened.


Halima vs. Tonto Dikeh

Halima, who was a close friend of Tonto Dikeh, became war apart after a series of fights and disagreements within Nollywood and outside the movie scene. She once posted on her Instagram page where she called some of her industry colleagues “bullies” but refused to mention anyone’s names. However, Tonto Dikeh reacted to the message by saying that Halima is misleading and not real if she refuses to mention the names of people she called bullies.

Halima vs Apostle Suleiman

The news of a relationship scandal between Apostle Johnson Suleiman and Halima Abubakar, whom she neither debunked nor acknowledged. While reacting to the claim of a show called Apostle Johnson Secrets, which aired on January 10, 2017, during their lengthy chat that lasted over an hour, he was able to dispel those myths. He explained to her that they were just good friends with similar interests. He claimed that even though she called him dad, he considered her a sister since she was like a daughter to him.


Halima runs a foundation called “The Halima Abubakar Foundation for the Pooran NGO founded by the Kano-born actress that focuses on helping those who are poor and hungry.


  • slip of fate
  • The tears of a child
  • secret shadows
  • Gangster paradise
  • mother zone
  • Men in Love (movie)
  • castle of love
  • missing child
  • battle royale
  • king and me
  • Mistresses
  • miss queen
  • evil inside
  • devil you know
  • Ladies Men
  • Sabotage
  • secret evil
  • fake doctor
  • sleep with enemies

Awards and nominations

  • Best Afro-Hollywood Actress Award
  • The Actors Guild Icon Award
  • The Global Leadership Award
  • The award for best actress at the Eminent Awards
  • City People Entertainment Awards Best Actress Award
  • Kogi State Youth Ambassador

Halima Abubakar net worth

She has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

Social media handles

Instagram: halimabubakar
Twitter: @halimabubakar

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