Despite being curvy and endowed, actress Halima Abubakar says she hates being compared to Kim Kardashian and Beyonce.
In a recent chat with YNaija, the star actress addressed the issue,
talked about Nigerian blogs and of course, the charity project she is
See excerpts below:
You are always a subject of delight to bloggers because of
your frequent social media activities, how do you handle all the
attention that come with it?
Bloggers love me simply because I make their jobs very easy. I am a
subject who knows how to carry every one along by being myself. I am
used to it now so I don’t always react to their reports. However, when I
react sometimes, it is because the stories are fake or judgmental. If
not, I try to respect them well.
You once told your fans to go and worship Kim Kardashian and
Beyoncé, over some of their nasty comments on Instagram, do you have a
thing against these two?
You see, some fans are ridiculous. If you wear a dress or something
that any of these foreign celebs wear, you begin to hear comments from
fans that refer to ours (what we Nigerian celebs wear) as
‘fake’, some even go as far as calling us copycat. We should not be
called Copycats because it’s not as if the foreign celebs invented all
the designs, they must have gotten them from somewhere too.
It appalls me how we get disrespected instead of encouragement from
fans, so whenever they come to my page to vent, I direct them where to
channel that to.
I won’t allow any one stress me or give me negative feedback on an
innocent motive. I like Beyonce and Kim but I don’t copy them, people
should please respect my hustle too.
How do you manage to stay in shape and maintain your figure?
I really don’t do anything because I have gastric ulcers. All I can say is, I eat well because my health care is above anything.
Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” video is basically one of the best
things that ever happened to big-booty and curvy girls, as against
skinny girls. What do you have to say about the song, considering you
are a sexy curvy lady too?
I love Nicki Minaj, but not the song and it’s lyrics. I don’t even
like the video. It ridicules slim people and it should not be.
Slim people are hot too. I would rather listen to a song that
promotes being healthy instead of Anaconda, that song makes no sense
Last December, you vowed to feed over a million hungry kids
across the world. Could you shed more light on this charity project?
Yes I vowed to and I will fulfil it. I shall feed them in droves as long as I am alive and capable.
Although I am not rich yet, but I still help people. Charity is
life. I have been in that position before so I know what it feels like
to be hungry. I once begged to eat, but now that I am comfortable, I
want to help others grow too.