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Halima Abubakar 'I can’t have kids outside marriage', actress insists

The actress expressed that her policy concerning marriage does not encourage having children when one has not tied the knot.

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Halima Abubakar


Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar, has insisted that she would never consider the idea of having a child before getting married. 

Abubakar said this in an interview with Punch News, as a response to her critics who have taunted her for not getting married.

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Halima Abubakar

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The actress declared that she still has nine years before she approaches menopause. 

According to her, marriage is not something that can be rushed into. She cited examples of failed marriages which occurred due to the pressure placed on people.

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“Everybody thinks one should get married from age 18. A lot of marriages are complicated. Marriage will come when it will come, one doesn't 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." 

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Halima Abubakar, looking glamorous in a colourful gown.



The actress, who is known for her role in "Men In Love" also wondered why her critics are annoyed that she is a virgin. 

She explained that not everyone who is an actress is badly behaved.  

Having a boyfriend is not a direct translation that one should be engaging in sexual activities, she said. 

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