Some Nollywood actresses has dump Christian religion to follow Islam.
These popular actresses have their various reasons for doing this and they have adopted new names. See the list below:
1. Vivian Metchie a.k.a Fareedah
Vivian Metchie was born to a Catholic father and a deeper life mother and even got married to a Redeemed Church member.
She left Christianity over what she termed ‘Religious confusion’. She decisively left Christianity because she understands Koran more than bible.
Also, she could no longer bear the constant bickering and criticisms from different members of different churches, although her friend once told her that if she was grounded in it she would definitely pay less attention to the different perceptions of the doctrines of Christianity because every christian church has something bad to say about the next christian church, she started searching for a religion that would give her inner peace, and guess what? She found the long-awaited peace in the Koran. After several researches carried out in the quest for inner peace, Vivian saw it in Koran and opted to become a Muslim.
2. Liz DaSilva now Aishat
Liz DaSilva was romantically linked to Oshodi Boss, MC Oluomo for a while before eloping with a younger Muslim guy. However, she claimed the swap of religion was for the sake of her son whom she named Roheem. So if that is the actual reason, we could say it was a motherly sacrifice. She tied the knot with Olaoye last year and now bears the Muslim name Aishat.
3. Laide Bakare
Laide got converted to Islam following her break up with her Christian husband over marital issues. She dated Alhaji Tunde and finally eloped with a Lagos-based wealthy Alhaji Tunde Orilowo fondly called ATM before she then converted to Islam. She likes her fellow Muslim faithfuls and has embarked on the holy pilgrimage to Mecca, courtesy of her beau. Laide is not just ready to quit Islam, and remains strongly, a Muslim. Shockingly, her beau is currently on the run over a fraud case with EFCC making Laide to join Oriolowo’s fleet of wives
4. Moji Olaiya
Moji Olaiya was born to a christian home and is the latest on the conversion list. According to reports, she abandoned her three children and took a long walk out of her marriage over what she called “spousal abuse” (I thought mothers can endure anything for the sake of their children). Just like Vivian, she finds her religion quite peaceful. To her, she finds Islam more interesting because you don’t need any intermediary to pray for you before Almighty Allah answers.
According to her, Christians believe so much in their pastors praying for them but her personal prayers to almighty Allah has paid off more since she became part of the religion. Makes you wonder if it paid off in cash or kind.
Lizzy Anjorin now Aishat
Lizzy is a popular Yoruba actress and movie producer and also one of the actresses born into a Christian family. She really surprised her fans when she suddenly made a trip to the Islamic holy land Mecca in Saudi Arabia for Hajj last year.
Quickly adopting the Islamic dress sense, she firmly says she had always been a Muslim but then we wonder how that little fact was not known by many Nigerians especially her fans who perceived her as a Christian. However, she isn’t against being a Christian.
Before making a switch to Islam, rumour had it that she was making out with an Alhaji she knew through MC Oluomo, NURTW boss in Lagos. According to her, she was brought up in both Christian and Islamic background as his father was a Christian and her mother a Muslim. She also said that she has been taking part in both practices before choosing to focus on one which is Islam