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Halima Abubakar Biography: Education, Career, Family, Controversies, Awards, and Net Worth

Halima Abubakar is a multi-award-winning Nollywood actress, model, television personality, businesswoman, and philanthropist who was born on June 12th, 1985. She rose to fame after the release of her debut film, “Sabotage.” She received the 2011 Afro Hollywood Best Actress honor.

Early Life & Education

Halima was born on June 12th, 1985 in the northern Nigerian state of Kano. She is a native of the Ebira ethnic group in Nigeria’s Kogi State. She attended the Ideal Primary School in Kano State for both her primary and secondary education. At Bayero University in Kano State, she studied sociology after completing his secondary education.


Halima Abubakar started working in the Nigerian film industry and attending auditions in 2001. After some time passed, she was given her first acting gig, a small part in the movie “Rejected.” Despite the fact that it was a little role, it enabled her to land her first important role—and ultimately, her breakthrough—in the movie “Gangster Paradise.” Since then, Halima Abubakar has appeared in more than 100 movies and has remained well-known.

In addition to being an actor who made her acting debut in the movie Mistresses, Halima Abubakar is also an executive producer. Since Halima Abubakar runs Morehouse Entertainment, a label and talent management business, she is also involved in the music industry.

The Kano-born actress established the Halima Abubakar Foundation for the Poor, an NGO that aids the poor.

Personal Life

She’s married, which she concealed from the prying eyes of the public in 2018, and the union has given birth to a child in 2020. In a Vanguard interview, the actress once acknowledged dating a Nollywood actor. She said she was a virgin but kept the lucky person’s name a secret until 2018. Nothing else gives her inspiration; only prayer does. Halima enjoys taking naps and stays away from bars and parties.

According to the actress, she had been depressed for approximately seven months. She said in April 2018 that she experienced problems following a fibroid operation in India in 2017 that caused her to spend a few days in bed, and that in March 2018 she went into a coma for three days. She asserted that God saved her even though her family thought she had passed away.


Halima vs.Tonto Dikeh

Halima and Tonto Dikeh used to be close friends, but after a string of altercations both inside and outside of the Nollywood film industry, they split up. She once dubbed several of her industry peers “bullies” in an Instagram post, but she omitted to name any specific individuals. Tonto Dikeh responded to the post by claiming that Halima is lying and not being sincere if she withholds the identities of the individuals she referred to as bullies.

Halima vs. Apostle Suleiman

Halima Abubakar was informed of a romance controversy involving Apostle Johnson Suleman, which she neither denied nor acknowledged. He was able to refute these fallacies during the course of their in-depth discussion, which lasted more than an hour, on a show called Apostle Johnson’s Secrets, which aired on January 10, 2017. He informed her that they were only close friends who shared interests. He asserted that despite the fact that she addressed him as “Daddy,” he actually saw her as a sister because she was to him like a daughter.


The actress who was born in Kano, Nigeria, leads a nonprofit organization named “The Halima Abubakar Foundation for the Poor” that aims to help the underprivileged and hungry.


  • Slip of Fate
  • Tears of a Child
  • Secret Shadows
  • Gangster Paradise
  • Area Mama
  • Men in Love (film)
  • Love Castle
  • Missing Child
  • Royal Battle
  • King and I
  • Mistresses
  • Miss Queen
  • Evil Within
  • Devil You Know
  • Ladies Men
  • Sabotage
  • Secret Evil
  • Fake doctor’
  • Sleeping With Enemies

Awards and Nominations

  • Afro Hollywood Best Actress Award
  • The Actors Guild Icons Award
  • The Global Leadership Award
  • The Best Actress Award at the Eminent Awards
  • The Best Actress Award at the City People Entertainment Awards
  • The Kogi State Youth Ambassador

Halima Abubakar Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

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