|liz Da Silva|
These Nollywood actresses decided embracing Islam and here are their reasons:
1. Moji Olaiya
Moji was born to Christian parents, her father being the legendary Nigerian
singer Victor Olaiya. She was brought up in Christian ways although her mother
was a Muslim before converting to Christianity. She ended converting to Islam
after suffering a few marital woes. Moji has been married twice and both
marriages came to a halt. The single mother of one, states that Islam gives her
more power and inner calm. In one of her interviews, she confessed, “Honestly,
Islam is a peaceful religion. The aspect I love most is that you don’t need any
pastor to get closer to God. You don’t really need anybody to pray for you. You
can always pray on your own and Almighty Allah will answer your prayer without
any intermediary. I have been doing that since I became a Muslim and it has
always worked for me.”
2. Vivian Metchie
Nollywood star, Vivian Metchie was born to Catholic father and a Deeper Life Mother.
She married a man who was a member of the Redeemed Church but the marriage
eventually failed leaving her with four children. According to her, she
switched religions because at a point in time, she got confused as various
Christian churches had something bad to say about one another. Explaining her
actions, the screen diva said, “It is a personal decision. I understand the
Koran more than the Bible… I was probably looking for peace. Yeah! That was
what I was looking for and I found it in the Koran.” Vivian adopted the name
Fareedah as her muslim name and according to her, her parents were supportive
of her decision to switch religions.
3. Liz Da Silva
|Liz and her son, Roheem|
Popular actress, Liz Da Silva was known to be a Christian up until the time she
allegedly dated and had child for former NURTW Oshodi boss, Musiliu Akinsanya better
known as MC Oluomo. When things did not work out between them, she married a
Muslim man named Olaoye. Because of the birth of her son, Roheem and her new
family, Liz became a Muslim and adopted the name Aishat.
“In case you want to know I have a good relationship with my baby’s father and
that is why I had to convert to Muslim and got a new name Aishat before the
baby was named. I am a Christian, but I had to convert to Islam because of my
baby,” Liz Da Silva revealed in an interview.
4. Liz Anjorin
Lizzy, real name Elizabeth Anjorin is a household name as far as Nollywood is
concerned. She was brought up in a Christian family however she found solace in
Islam. In 2013, she came out to state categorically that she is a Muslim and
soon after her revelation, she jetted off to Mecca for Hajj.
Addressing her faith to critics, Lizzy explained that she has always had ties
to the Muslim world judging from the fact that her mother is a Muslim. She once
said in an interview, “Although my name is Elizabeth, which is the Christian
name my dad gave me because he was a Christian. Then, I also have a Muslim name,
Aishat, given to me by my mother, who was a Muslim. Also, some from my mother’s
family members also named me Sekinat. Even my daughter’s name is Rufaidat. So, I
grew with the two religions.”
I only kept it to myself. It is my private life.”
However, certain unconfirmed sources suggest that her conversion happened after
a relationship with a certain Alhaji in Lagos.
5. Laide Bakare
|Laide and her kids|
Super actress, Laide Bakare was Christian up until the time she left her Christian
husband and started dating an alleged money bag in Lagos named Alhaji Tunde
Orilowo fondly referred to as ATM. Laide had to convert to Islam after marrying
him and becoming another one of his wives.
6. Lola Alao
Light complexioned Lola Alao is the newest convert in town.
Her switch to the
tent of Islam was broken by an Islamic scholar on Facebook and she will now be
known as Rohdiat. A perusal of her Instagram page shows that she now sends out
greetings in the name of Allah.In 2013, Alao wedded Wale Ajibola, her second
husband, in the United States after her marriage to Dare Ogunlana came to an
end in 2008. According to sources, her first marriage crashed after accusations
of infidelity and fetish acts surfaced. This morning, Nollywood actress Lola Alao, cleared the air on her
religion. She took to Instagram and posted:“Salaam alykun to all my wonderful
friends and fans, May almighty Allah grant u all your heart desires. I just
want everyone to know that i was born in to a Muslim home my late farmer’s name
is Lasisi Alao, so i reverted back to my root through Alhaji Yusuf Adepoju
(Acadip) May almighty Allah bless him and all my wonderful friends and fans….
Ťhanks love you all.. Rohdiat Omolola Alao Ajibola.”