criticism that trailed her online ‘revelation’ penultimate week that she
was looking forward to losing her ‘virginity’ and having kids, sultry
Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar, has lashed out at what she calls the
negative stereotype of women in the make-believe industry.
I said I am a virgin? Just because I’m in the industry does not mean I
am badly behaved. Not everyone is sexually active. You can have a
boyfriend and not be sexually active. The reaction I got shows the
mentality of the people. If I say I’m a virgin, I am and if I say I am
not, then I am not. They tell me to go get married, should I go after
someone else’s husband?,” she said.
Abubakar added, “Everybody thinks one
should get married from age 18. A lot of marriages are complicated.
Marriage will come when it will come, one doesnt need to force it.
People are getting divorced with pregnancies because they got married
under pressure. We should let people be. People are saying if you are
not getting married, go and get kids because menopause is approaching.
What kind of thing is that? Is it your menopause? I still have about
nine years before I hit menopause all things being equal. I am not one
of those people that will kill themselves because of marriage. I can’t
have kids outside marriage.”