Halima Abubakar Shares Challenges Of Actresses In Nigeria

Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar, has shared some of the challenges that actresses in the industry face, especially from their male counterparts.

The actress stated that many men in the entertainment industry viewed women as mere sex objects, rather than capable professionals.

She said, “Men have a bad notion about women in the industry. They downgrade women, especially the young ones that are trying to make it. They see women as sex objects. Many of them feel that women are not capable of doing good jobs.

“If a lady decides to do a movie, she will hear things like, ‘She thinks she has grown’. A friend could even be the one to throw one under the bus, spilling secrets one does not want people to know.”

Speaking further, she encouraged women in the industry to “keep striving hard. Nobody should tell you what to do with your money. Things are changing gradually, even though we are not fully there yet. I am proud of the females currently making waves in the industry.”