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Some few days ago, we announced that Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar is the latest celebrity mother in town after welcoming her first child.
The Nollywood actress announced her child’s delivery made the announcement with a photo of a baby’s hand holding an adult’s thumb.
Halima captioned the photo:
“A gift from God And I will cherish you for life 😩❤️❤️❤️Biggest miracle ❤️A Boy🙏🏻 3/4/20.”
However, the Nollywood star has now been called out by an American mother who claims that Halima stole the photo from her page.
The aggrieved mom identified as @the_arielb on Instagram wrote:
“I guess we are now famous in another coutnry.”
She then went on to write:
“I will not edit, delete, or censor my page because of the simple mindedness of others.”
Explaining that she posts her kids and life because she loves it and is proud of who they are, Ariel says having a baby is a private moment she decided to share. She opines that 2020 makes it look like having a baby is not personal but a screenshot crop and repost kind of comment.
A check on Instagram shows that Ariel posted her photo on March 13 while Halima posted the same photo this April (two days back as at the time of reporting).
Obtained screenshots of direct messages conversation between Ariel and Halima also have the actress admitting that she only posted the photo to announce her child’s birth.
According to her, she wasn’t referring to Ariel’s baby. She saw the photo on Google and because she liked the nails, she couldn’t help but repost it.
Apologising for the incovenience caused, the Nollywood star said she will delete the photo while congratulating Ariel on the birth of her child.
As at the time of publishing this post, the photo is still up on Halima’s Instagram page.
Below is a photo of the picture in question.
Halima first hinted about being pregnant back in November 2019 when she said she is expecting a “Lil Minnie” and can’t wait for motherhood.
Born in Kano but from Kogi state, she began her journey in Nollywood in 2001 when she played a minor role in Rejected. Her first lead role was in Gangster Paradise.