7 Nollywood Actresses That Converted To Islam
When it comes to renouncing one’s faith, it is usually more common to hear of those who convert to Christianity from other religions than the other way around.
Over the years, some Nigerian actresses have made headlines over their decision to convert to Islam due to one reason or the other.
Here are seven of them.
1. Fathia Balogun
Popular Nollywood actress, Fathia Balogun was born Christian but converted to Islam to marry her ex-husband, Saheed Balogun.
Born to a Catholic family, she is an Urhobo woman from Warri, Delta State.
Her marriage to Saheed made her adopt the Muslim name ‘Fathia’. She holds an Islamic chieftaincy title as Atesin Se Adinni.
2. Lola Alao
Actress, Lola Alao broke the internet in 2016 when she announced her conversion to Islam and adopted the name ‘Rhodiat’.
Confirming the stance, she admitted that she came from a Muslim background and that the religion was not new to her.
3. Lizzy Anjorin
Actress Lizzy Anjorin was brought up in a Christian home, but she found solace in Islam which was her mother’s religion in 2013. She had two Muslim names Sekinat and Aishat.
She revealed via her Instagram page in January 2018 that she made the decision when her mother died and not because of a man.
She wrote, “When my mom died, more than ten churches rejected her corpse for burial.”
“Through it all, it was the faith I rejected that stood by me, prayed for my mom’s corpse, performed only the necessary rites while the church only gave us burial space after much fuss.”
4. Laide Bakare
Actress Laide Bakare was a devout Christian until she abandoned her Christian husband and began dating Alhaji Tunde Orilowo.
After marrying him and becoming another one of his women, the mother of three had to convert to Islam.
5. Adunni Ade
Actress Adunni Ade shocked everyone in 2020 when she revealed she was now a Muslim. However, the mother of two said she was raised as a Muslim but her father gave her free will to practice whatever religion she wanted.
She also reiterated that Islam had made her more fulfilled and happier.
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6. Liz Da Silva
After the birth of her child to an alleged Muslim man in 2013, Togo-born actress Liz da Silva converted to Islam and officially adopted the name, Aishat Olaoye.
7. Mercy Aigbe
The latest actress to join the list is Mercy Aigbe.
The Edo-born star recently revealed that she had converted to Islam when a video of her introducing herself with a Muslim name went viral. She is now to be known as Hajia Meenah Mercy Adeoti.
This comes as no surprise because of her marriage to a Muslim man, Kazeem Adeoti.
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