She claims she’ll just be clocking 30 on Friday, June 12, 2015, as against the speculation within and outside the industry that the Nollywood star is either 35 or above 35.
Halima claims she actually lied about her age when she wanted to join Nollywood ‘some years back’ so as to fit in.
Speaking to Encomium Weekly recently with regard to her birthday preparations, she gave insights into her ‘real age’ and how she plans to celebrate:
What preparations she has on ground for her big day?
I don’t understand if there should be any preparations on that, please (laughs). I am only planning to spend it with you guys. So, get ready. It’s going to be a birthday with the press. Nothing elaborate at all. It’s going to be an avenue for media interaction where everybody will be free to ask me any question about my life and career, be it positive or negative. No holds barred.
What age exactly will you be celebrating?
I will be 30 on June 12, 2015.
But that’s incredible because a lot of people believe you’re more than that. Some even said you’re 35. How come you now say you’re just 30?
When you say the truth, people argue. When you lie, they also argue. But I have said the truth, and I really don’t know what to do again. But when I came into Nollywood, I had to lie just to fit in because it’s an era of aunty, aunty. And I was in JSS II then.
So, if people still can’t believe that I lied then just to fit in, that means they need a reality check. I am proud of my age.
That’s the truth about my age. Or are you the one who issued me a birth certificate? I am 30 and I am proud of it.