How I make bulk of my money- Halima Abubakar

Popular Nollywood actress and producer, Halima Abubakar has revealed how she makes most of her money.

The Kano-born thespian opened up in an era when many are looking for opportunities to make money from side hustles.

According to Halima, she makes more money doing business than make believing behind the big screen.

The role interpreter made this known in a recent interview with Saturday Beats, actress, Halima Abubakar, disclosed that she found owning a business more lucrative than acting. She said,

“I make money every day, it (business) is definitely better than acting. I’m a producer, which means I am an investor. I have to invest right now and I’m doing something that would yield me money because it is an essential business. People wear wigs, wristwatches, sneakers and perfumes, and that is an everyday thing. It’s a 24-hour business, especially because the goods are available online. Combining acting and running a business is really challenging, but we are growing by the grace of God.”

On how she has managed to balance her acting career and the business which has branches in Kano and Lagos, Abubakar admitted that it was a tough decision for her. She said, “It is one of the most difficult decisions I have taken in my life. I am not regretting it though, but it is quite stressful. To be an entrepreneur in this country is one of the hardest things ever, but I’m still grateful that I took that decision.

“During the COVID-19 lockdown, I concentrated more on the business, so that I could expand it. Because of that, I did not shoot a lot of movies. I think I shot just two and one of them would be out in cinemas soon. I concentrated more on the business because I needed that to flourish. I will still produce movies but I find doing business really exciting. It is like a new career for me.”