My biggest regret was dating Timaya – Nigerian actress reveals


Popular Kannywood actress Ummi Zee-Zee has revealed that her biggest regret in life was to ever date Nigerian music artiste Timaya.

The soft spoken Hausa actress Ummi in an interview with Daily Nigerians voiced her deepest regret as she says she regretted dating Timaya.

Ummi who is from Borno state, northern Nigeria said she had been in a controversial relationship with the Benue state born musician Timaya when she was still acting.

She added that people had often accused her of abandoning her religion because of her relationship with Timaya, which she says she regrets and the whole accusation was to tarnish her image.

According to her, “Sometimes ago somebody was quoted as saying that I left Islam and converted to another religion because of my relationship with Timaya. I found it very difficult to believe. It was very much baseless and a mere allegation to tarnish my image. In fact in my entire life that is an incident I am finding it difficult to forget. I am a religious person. I love Islam and whenever I am free I read Hadith of the Holy Prophet a lot.”

On her most valuable accolade, she says, The award I won for featuring in a film called ‘Jinsi’. I got my nickname ‘Zee-Zee’ from the film because I was a character named: ‘Zee-Zee’ which Fati Washa was the lead actress. People were asking whether it was my film. It was not my film and the cars used in the film too were not mine. My cars used to have’ Zee-Zee’ as their special plate number. But of recent I use security cars that have no numbers.